Medical Professional Testimonials
The Macular Degeneration Association (MDA) is an outstanding organization committed to providing vital information for patients and their family members. I have been impressed with the quality of the presentations and printed material provided free of charge to patients dealing with this sight threatening disease. All patients affected by AMD and their family members should join this organization and take advantage of its offerings.
I have had the honor of presenting for the MDA over the past three years. The organization brings a unique approach to patient education in that it sponsors public seminars that directly engage the patient and multiple health care providers to give insight and education regarding vision saving disease management. Face to face meetings in a comfortable collaborative setting are invaluable to patients. MDA truly empowers patients to partner in their care and promotes vision saving action.
The Macular Degeneration Association (MDA) has truly shown that knowledge is power. They are a tremendous organization, providing important and relevant information to the public. I have had the honor of speaking at several of their meetings, which are both informative and interactive. These events give patients and their families the opportunity to listen to detailed lectures then ask questions to physicians and scientists. Patients who are currently receiving treatment have the chance to discuss their cases, and potential patients learn the importance of seeing their eye care professional. The MDA organizes engagements all over the country, spreading awareness and saving sight. They have been nothing short of a gift for the patients of the retinal community.
As a doctor who has spent the last eight years of my life helping patients with macular degeneration, I know how important it is for someone to understand the disease and how we can help. The emotions that surround vision loss can be very strong and it is extremely important to understand that help is available. I have had the opportunity to work with the Macular Degeneration several times in the last few years as a presenter at some of their Awareness Events. The message put forth at those events is consistent and I believe incredibly important: there is hope. Anyone who has macular degeneration should consider attending an event when they are in their area. Any doctor who chooses to participate with an event, will find the organization to be very professional and well organized.
MDA is a superb non-profit organization whose goal revolves around education. Its mission is to strive to provide clinical update and educate to patients and their families with regards to macular degeneration. As Sir Francis Bacon said, ultimately "knowledge is power!"
I have a passion for prevention. It is my mission to hopefully make a difference in my community to educate people about how they can prevent or lessen the effects of this devastating eye disease. Thankfully, there is a lot of excellent research going on for prevention, early detection and treatment. It is my pleasure to bring this information to the community. It is always very well-received and so appreciated. The Macular Degeneration Association is integral in helping me with this mission. There is a lot of time and effort that goes into the events, and I could not do it on my own. My hope is that more doctors in my area will join efforts with me, because the more people we reach and educate, the bigger the impact on AMD.
"It has been an honor to participate in the Macular Degeneration Associations' patient awareness symposia in 2013. The opportunity to educate the general public on macular degeneration's symptoms, prognosis, and solutions has been inspiring. I have learned many tips from other panel member experts regarding nutrition, medical treatments and have heard personal experiences of how some patients have learned to successfully cope. Many of the attendees I spoke with at these meetings were inspired with the knowledge they received and several stated that they wished they had heard this information earlier. I would encourage anyone with any connection to macular degeneration take advantage of the resources available through this grass roots organization."
It is my tremendous pleasure to share my gratitude for the Macular Degeneration Association in providing excellent organization, resources, and opportunities for those with Macular Degeneration (MD) as well as for those looking to reduce their risk of developing MD. This association has done a magnificent job in creating hope for those with Macular Degeneration to be able to learn about and utilize the newest technologies, risk factors for MD, and the role nutrition plays in Macular Degeneration and general health & well-being. The feedback I've heard from others regarding the quality of the symposium were all positive!
MDA is the leading organization for patient and caregiver education about AMD. The knowledge they provide helps empower patients to make informed decisions about their care.
The MDA is a great patient advocate. Seniors receive cutting edge education about AMD and its evaluation and management from leaders in the retinal community.
" My husband feels empowered. Thank you for providing such an informative conference."
" I left the program knowing more than when I came"
" Wonderful & informational meeting"
" Necessity is the mother of invention- great strides in vision enhancements/advancements"
" Very interesting speakers"
" Well structured, Good presentations"
" Not to be missed"
" Very Interesting- Learned a lot!"
"Excellent program with extremely vital information presented, Thank you"
"Great! Great Great!!"
"Excellent information- not much had been given by my doctors"
"Learned a lot."
"Very interesting and informative"
" More aware of causes, treatments than when diagnosed- told only to take vitamins- Outstanding"
"Helpful information for my mom with AMD and me."
Everyone should participate! Answered all my fears and questions. Thought I knew all that there was to know about macular degeneration. Thanks!
I have had an opportunity to attend several of their programs held in Parkinson Place, Sarasota, FL. These program featured several different doctors and different subjects. I have macular degeneration and have experienced dry eyes, flashes and floaters. These were some of the subject matter covered. I found the programs very informative and helpful and I had a better understanding of my disease. They provide a nice lunch, doctor and information, all for free. Thank you Macular Degeneration Association and Donna for putting these programs on.
My company has supported & attended several of the symposiums hosted by the Macular Degeneration Association. As I've talked with people in attendance, many have commented how informative and helpful these events are for patients and loved ones dealing with age-related macular degeneration. I think the MDA is doing a great job educating people about the latest advancements and research for macular degeneration.
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