Macular Degeneration

 

Often associated with aging, macular degeneration (also known as AMD or ARMD) is a leading cause of vision loss among people over the age of 65.  Usually affecting both eyes, vision loss can be either gradual or abrupt. It may affect your ability to drive, read and see fine details.

Macular degeneration is caused by a process of wear and tear in the macula, which is the central part of the retina at the back of the eye. This distortion can lead to absolute loss of central vision. However, macular degeneration rarely leads to total blindness as your side or peripheral vision is generally unaffected.

Treatments for macular degeneration depend on what stage the disease is in - dry form or wet form.

There is currently no cure for age-related macular degeneration, but some treatments may delay its progression or improve vision. In the earlier stages of dry form, nutritional intervention may help prevent its progression to the wet form.

 

If you are worried about macular degeneration or have a family history of it, please consult your doctor or contact us today for more information.   

  

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