The Effects of Age-Related Macular Degeneration

age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

Former police sergeant Jon Schorsch currently serves as an attorney with expertise in mediation and also as a deacon at Mill Creek Community Church. Prior to his current work, Jon Schorsch completed an internship at the King County Department of Public Defense and participated in the Starbucks Corporation Diversity Mentorship Program.

Outside of his professional work, Mr. Schorsch has provided charitable support for the United Way. Moreover, he served on the Board of Directors for Sight Connection, a community service organization that was founded in 1965. Formerly known as Community Services for the Blind, Sight Connection strives to help improve the independence of individuals living with vision impairments. The organization also markets a range of adaptive aids and directs more than 85% of its revenues to combat vision loss.

Vision loss most commonly results from one of four conditions; cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD, which results from damage to the central part of the retina known as the macula, typically affects individuals over the age of fifty. The condition can be categorized into the categories; early, intermediate, and advanced neovascular AMD. Individuals with AMD often do not notice any symptoms until the condition has progressed to the advanced stage, at which time blurred vision or blank spots may develop.

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