Macular degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a disease associated with aging that gradually destroys sharp, central vision. Central vision is needed for seeing objects clearly and for common daily tasks such as reading and driving. AMD affects the macula, the part of the eye that allows you to see fine detail. AMD causes no pain. In some cases, AMD advances so slowly that people notice little change in their vision. In others, the disease progresses faster and may lead to a loss of vision in both eyes. AMD is a leading cause of vision loss in Americans 60 years of age and older.

Macular Degeneration

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
A leading cause of vision loss in people over 65 is AMD, a breakdown of the macula that causes central vision to be blurry, distorted, or have dark areas. There are two forms of AMD: dry AMD and wet AMD. Ninety percent of the people with AMD have the dry form. Early detection can slow visual loss. L...
With wet AMD, abnormal blood vessels begin to grow under the retinal layers behind the macula. These blood vessels leak fluid or bleed, which further blurs or distorts central vision. About ten percent of people with macular degeneration have the wet form of the disease. Learn more at http://www.get...
How the Eye Works and AMD
How the Eye Works and AMD
The macula is a small area at the center of the retina that gives us our pinpoint central vision. The area of retina surrounding the macula gives us our peripheral vision. AMD is a breakdown of the macula. When the macula doesn't work properly, your central vision can be diminished. Learn more at ht...
Laser Therapy for Wet AMD
Laser Therapy for Wet AMD
With laser treatment for wet AMD, the pupil is dilated, an anesthetic numbs the surface of the eye, and a special contact lens is placed on the eye to help the surgeon see the retina. A laser beam is aimed at the leaking blood vessels to seal them and to help stop them from growing. Learn more at ht...

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