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Macular Degeneration Association

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aka Macular Degeneration Association

Sarasota, FL


The mission of Macular Degeneration Association (MDA)  is to find a cure for macular degeneration through funding research, while providing education and services that will improve the quality of life TODAY, TOMORROW and in the FUTURE for patients with macular degeneration. While providing education, preventable measures and helpful tips to their caregivers and families.

Ruling Year


Principal Officer

Mr. Lawrence S Hoffheimer

Main Address

5969 Cattleridge Blvd Ste 100

Sarasota, FL 34232 USA


Research, Education, Awareness programs,macular degeneration, eye conditions, diseases of the eyes





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (E01)

Eye Diseases, Blindness and Vision Impairments (G41)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Macular Degeneration is increasing every year- it has reached epidemic portions- there aren't enough programs to educate those that are suffering with the disease. We need to produce more educational programs and materials to help manage this disease. More research is needed.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Eyes on Sight!

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Where we work

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

Our goals are to bring awareness about macular degeneration to the forefront. With the information about risk factors, research and treatments that the experts in the field bring to all the programs, the patient, family and caregiver will have a better understanding of their disease. By increasing awareness and fund raising efforts to sustain and grow current and future programs to better serve the macular degeneration community.

1. Community awareness by means of onsite educational programs and programs held in independent living facilities. We are currently working on PBS Spotlights.

2. Work with Low Vision specialists, Retina specialists, Occupational therapists to provide the most information to the patient and research programs.

Low vision awareness program scheduled for April 16, 2014 at Sun Towers in Sun City Center, FL. Creating macular degeneration and low vision awareness in the community. Developing a strategy for research programs with renowned Low Vision Specialist , low vision equipment specialists and case workers.We will have onsite the medical professional necessary to guide and validate the research process and procedures.

Complete the Low Vision Awareness program, April 16, 2014. Apply and receive Research grants into the areas that apply to Macular Degeneration and Low vision disease and its symptoms.

1. Provide funds for the awareness programs onsite and in Independent Living facilities for the purpose of providing the necessary information to give the patients of this disease a better outcome.
2. Provide ongoing empowerment, educational programs lead by noted experts in the field for macular degeneration patients, caregivers and the community.
3. Provide ongoing and updated sophisticated website and free video webcasts to better serve the Macular community locally, nationally and on an international level.

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Macular Degeneration Association

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