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Age related macular degeneration (AMD) is a condition in which the macula deteriorates due to age. Age related macular degeneration progressively affects vision, especially central vision and the ability to see in low light conditions.
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Age related macular degeneration (AMD) is a condition in which the macula deteriorates due to age. The macula is a small area at the centre of the retina which is responsible for fine and central vision.
There are two types of age related macular degeneration – dry and wet:
Dry age related macular degeneration
This is the most common type that affects the majority of those with age related macular degeneration. With dry AMD, the macula gets thinner over time while small proteins called drusen accumulate under the retina. The deterioration of the macula occurs over several years in the case of dry AMD.
Wet age related macular degeneration
This is a more serious type of AMD that is less common. With wet AMD, abnormal blood vessels from beneath the retina damage the macula by leaking blood and other fluids into the retina. The loss of vision occurs faster than with dry AMD, with sudden distortion of the vision and sudden blurring of the central vision.
Factors that lead to age related macular degeneration include:
Age related macular degeneration is progessive, meaning the condition will worsen over time.
Dry AMD symptoms
The following symptoms start to appear as dry AMD progresses:
Wet AMD symptoms
With wet AMD, the symptoms are similar to dry AMD although they progress faster. In addition, the following symptoms are seen:
Treatment for dry AMD
There is no treatment for dry macular degeneration at the moment, but the progression of the condition can be reduced through diet and not smoking. Working with an eye specialist can help with adapting to the changes in vision that will occur over time.
Treatment for wet AMD
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