We’re pleased to announce that retina specialist Dr. Stephen Kaufman is leading an important study on genetics, vitamin use, and macular degeneration, and you can help. If you have wet macular degeneration in one or both eyes, you might be eligible to participate. The genetic testing, which normally costs about $300, is free for those participating in the study. The results might tell us which vitamins, if any, are best for you and for other people with macular degeneration. The test involves a gentle swab of the cheek, which you can do on yourself at home.

Disclaimer: Participation in this study is voluntary, and the findings from this study in no way represent the Macular Degeneration Association (MDA).  The MDA does not have access to your information or any medical information that you provide for this study. All information collected goes directly to Steve Kaufman, MD for study purposes only.

Genetics, AREDS Formula, and Wet AMD Risk Study

I consent to the release of medical records regarding the diagnosis and treatment of my macular degeneration to Dr. Kaufman and the other macular degeneration study investigators. These records will not be shared with anyone.