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PRO RETINA DEUTSCHLAND e.V.

Self-help organization of people with retina degenerations

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AMD Alliance - Line - Information mobil at the Euro-Tandem-Tour 2006

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Location and times of the AMD- Information Bus on the Euro - Tandem - Tour 2006

Nr.
date
city
time   
location

1.

02.06.2006

Lutherstadt - Wittenberg

9:00 -13:00 Uhr

Markt

2.

02.06.2006

Leipzig

14:00 -17:00 Uhr

Hugo-Licht-Str./Busparkplatz

3.

03.06.2006

Jena

9:00 -13:00 Uhr

Marktplatz

4.

03.06.2006

Erfurt

14:00 -17:00 Uhr

Domplatz

5.

04.06.2006

Bad Salzungen

9:00 -13:00 Uhr

Marktplatz

6.

04.06.2006

Fulda

10:30 -15:00 Uhr

Universitätsplatz

7.

06.06.2006

Lohr a. Main

9:00 -13:00 Uhr

Schloßplatz

8.

06.06.2006

Tauberbischofsheim

14:00 -17:00 Uhr

Marktplatz

9.

07.06.2006

Heilbronn

9:00 -13:00 Uhr

Marktplatz

10.

07.06.2006

Stuttgart

14:00 -17:00 Uhr

Kronprinz-/Ecke Büchsenstr.

11.

08.06.2006

Esslingen

9:00 -12:00 Uhr

Rathausplatz

12.

08.06.2006

Ulm

14:00 -17:00 Uhr

Marktplatz (Ostseite)

13.

09.06.2006

Schwabmünchen

9:00 -13:00 Uhr

Fuggerstr. 50 /Rathaus

14.

09.06.2006

  1. Munich

14:00 -17:00 Uhr

Sendlinger Torplatz

15.

11.06.2006

Murnau

9:00 -13:00 Uhr

Rathausplatz

16.

11.06.2006

Füssen

14:00 -17:00 Uhr

Kaiser-Maximilian-Platz

17.

12.06.2006

Immenstadt

9:00 -13:00 Uhr

Marienplatz

18.

12.06.2006

Bregenz

14:00 -17:00 Uhr

Seestadtareal

19.

13.06.2006

Winterthur

9:00 -13:00 Uhr

vor dem Kunstmuseum

20.

13.06.2006

Zürich

14:00 -17:00 Uhr

vor dem Stadthaus

 

AMD Alliance - Information Bus - 2006

„AMD - Education – Information – Advice”

Definition

The age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a chronically progredient illness of the macula which leads to the loss of the central vision. The macula is the small, central part of the retina responsible for sharp and focussed sight. Therefore, it is vital for all activities such as driving, reading, recognizing faces, watching TV – and also for distinguishing colours.

Symptoms

The most frequent symptoms of AMD are a blurred central vision, a central blind spot or a distorted vision of objects. The peripheral vision usually remains intact. The illness typically shows first only on one eye. But there is a 45% chance that the other eye is going to be affected within the following 5 years.

Epidemiology

Risk factors

The problem of what exactly causes the AMD is not yet solved. Scientific studies have identified a number of factors which entrain a higher risk to be affected by the illness. These risk factors are, among others: smoking, age, gender, hair colour, food. There are some ways of prevention.

Treatments for „moist“ AMD

According to the current state of research, AMD cannot be cured. In the past 20 years many latest findings from research went into possible treatments. The illness can be somewhat slowed down today but – regrettably - still not cured.

There is a number of tried out and successful treatments to ease AMD such as drug therapies and laser therapies. Other treatments still have research status and are being applied successfully but still need to be developed further in order to obtain long-term results.

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