We can’t predict who with early-stage dry AMD will progress to advanced disease. But many ongoing studies are using artificial intelligence (AI) to scan retina images to try to find out.
– Neil M. Bressler, MD
James P. Gills Professor of Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute; professor of ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Once you find a tool or strategy that works for you, practice using it daily. You’ll feel more confident when you complete tasks accurately, like reading and paying your bills, even if using an assistive device takes a little longer.
– Kristen Shifflet
Occupational therapist, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Recently, I became legally blind in the left [eye]. That’s a bit of a misnomer because I can still see out of it, but I tell people to imagine looking at life through a lens coated lightly with petroleum jelly.
– Diane Marshall
Geographic atrophy and age-related macular degeneration advocate
I lay things out in the order I think I’ll need them. That includes tools like measuring spoons, cups, spatulas, wooden spoons, tongs, or forks. And I do the same for ingredients.
– Joan Kathryn
Diagnosed with geographic atrophy and wet age-related macular degeneration.