Macular Degeneration Center

About the Macular Degeneration Center

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of new adult blindness in the United States.

An eye disease that mostly affects the elderly, macular degeneration has become a serious public health concern as our population grows older and lives longer.

The Macular Degeneration Center at OHSU Casey Eye Institute in Portland, Oregon is focused on finding the underlying causes of age-related macular degeneration and developing better methods of prevention and treatment.

Drawing patients from throughout the Pacific Northwest, the Macular Degeneration Center is made up of physicians, scientists and support staff and links cutting-edge research with clinical practice. Our full spectrum of care includes a wide range of vision rehabilitation, support services and community outreach programs.

Contact the Macular Degeneration Center

Call 503 494-3537 or Email the Program Coordinator for more information about our activities.


Call Retina services at 503 494-7891

2019 Macular Degeneration and Vision Expo

A huge thank-you to the speakers, exhibitors and supporters who made the 2019 Macular Degeneration and Vision Expo on April 6, 2019 a resounding success!

View and listen to recordings:

Macular degeneration: From diagnosis to treatment - Ambar Faridi, M.D. 

Advances in AMD Research: What's in the pipeline? - Christina Flaxel, M.D. 

Impact of Vision Loss on Family Dynamics: Tools and tips for success - Kathryn Marxen-Simonson, MSOT, OTR/L, CLVT

You and Vision Rehabilitation: Better together - John Boyer, O.D. 

Glaucoma 101: What is it and what can I do about it? - Eliesa Ing, M.D. 

Expo supporters

The expo was made possible through the generous support of:

Platinum Supporter:

Gold Supporter:
Oregon Commission for the Blind

Silver Supporters:
Boundless AT
The Low Vision Store/OrCam

Bronze Supporters:
Access Technologies, Inc
Eschenbach Optik
Multnomah County Aging, Disability & Veterans Services
Multnomah County Library
Oregon Talking Book & Braille Library
Public Utility Commission of Oregon
Washington Talking Book & Braille Library

Community Supporters:
Elders in Action
National Federation of the Blind/Rose City Chapter
Oral Hull Foundation
Oregon Department of Transportation
Store to Door

With additional funding from the Macular Degeneration Fund at OHSU Casey Eye Institute

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