Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Macular degeneration is a problem with a part of the retina called the macula.  The macula is responsible for the vision that is straight ahead of you, having clear vision, your ability to see faces, to read, and to drive.  The macula deteriorates or degenerates with macular degeneration, and you can lose the ability to do these things.  Macular degeneration tends to occur after the age of 50, and has a tendency to run in families. There are two types of AMD.


Which everyone starts out with and is considered the best form to have.  Dry AMD can convert to the second type called wet AMD at any time.


Causes more rapid loss of vision and is treated with eye injections.  Regular eye exams are recommended if you have a family history of this or if you are over 50 years old.

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