Priorities for Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) research

At a workshop held on 30 April 2013 attended by patients and eye health professionals the following top 10 priorities for AMD research were identified:


  1. Can a treatment to stop dry AMD progressing and/or developing into the wet form be devised?
  2. What is the cause of AMD?
  3. How can AMD be prevented?
  4. Are there ways of restoring sight loss for people with AMD?
  5. Can the development of AMD be predicted?
  6. What is the most effective way to detect and monitor the progression of early AMD?
  7. What factors influence the progression of AMD?
  8. Can a non-invasive therapy be developed for wet AMD?
  9. Can dietary factors, nutritional supplements, complementary therapies or lifestyle changes prevent or slow the progression of AMD?
  10. What are the best enablement strategies for people with AMD?