"What is that L word you keep saying? Love? Or Low Vision? Oh, low vision, I have never heard that before, this is the first time anyone has ever said that to me. Is that what I have? Low Vision? I have MacD and I live with Low Vision, wow…! am 84 years old and I have arthritis, knee replacements, three stents due to heart and cardiac problems, a cancer survivor and low vision. That is who I am and adding the low vision to my list is the chronic health-related problem I suffer from the most in my life. Every single day. I am really, really happy I found the Support Sight Foundation because now I have more hope. I learn from you. Thank you so much! My daughter is calling the other phone and I can’t wait to tell her…"
K. O’Malley, dry MacD in both eyes. Diagnosed 2018.
Mrs. O’Malley is 1 of 20 million people who are losing their sight from macular degeneration. She told me her story with a trembling voice from fear of going blind progressively. Her eye doctor told her there was NOTHING he could do for her. She was devastated! How could that be? She lives in a rural area and does not have convenient access to other eye care providers. Or, many choices either. She found a business card I had given her years ago and called not knowing if there would be anyone to talk to.
Losing your eyesight is frightening. Empowering patients, caregivers, and families to learn all they can about AMD – the disease. This is what we do ALL day EVERY day.
Knowing more about the research behind the disease creates hope and optimism. Three simple words – Research Makes Medicine – embodies the Foundation’s mission to helping you.
We are here to help you understand the science and the progress on the latest treatments and a cure for macular degeneration. TSSF funds world-class researchers like Dr. Stambolian and Dr. Curcio who are on the path to novel discoveries.
Research Makes Medicine
In 2021, we had a big announcement about the progress to find a cure for Macular Degeneration. In 2022, we will continue our mission to fund research to find a cure.
This recent publication in Nature represents TSSF ‘s targeted investment in research on molecular mechanisms of retinal disease that lead to new therapeutic targets. We believe this is the road to discovery for new treatments and cure for macular degeneration that will impact you and future generations.
We need your support to continue to fund the research that makes medicine!
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This month and every month, every day, we need your help to get the job done! AMD is all we do! Join us to make difference and make a gift from the heart to save sight today!
Focused on sight,
Dawn R. Prall
Founder & Executive Director
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The SupportSight Foundation
The Support Sight Foundation’s (TSSF) mission is to save sight for millions of people who suffer from age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and lose their precious vision. As a 501 (c)3 public charity, our goal is to provide patient education and access to low vision resources to help individuals, families, and caregivers whose lives are severely impacted by AMD.
We place a high priority on connecting with people, their families and loved ones who live with the daily struggle of impaired vision.
TSSF funds innovative vision research projects conducted by top scientists in the field who are on a path to discover effective new tools, technology, and treatments for people with vision loss.
Millions of Americans with macular degeneration struggle to read their favorite magazine or newspaper. They also have difficulty driving, watching a movie, seeing a sunset, enjoying an art exhibition or even recognizing the faces of loved ones. Their world is out of focus.
Macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision impairment and blindness in people over 50. The statistics are astounding.