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Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is an eye condition where macula is damaged.

There are several types of macular degeneration. Most common form is related to age. About 15% of people over 50 have early signs of Age-Related Macular

Degeneration (AMD). While most people develop some reduction in vision, it’s very unlikely to experience total loss of vision.

Some of the risks for developing macular degeneration include advancing age, genetics, diet and lifestyle factors.

Macular degeneration causes a number of symptoms including distorted vision, difficulty recognising faces and blurry or missing spots in central vision.

In late or more severe forms, Macular Degeneration may lead to progressive vision loss. During late stage, about 40% of people have the dry type and progress slowly over years.

On the other hand, with Wet AMD new abnormal vessels form and bleed, leading to more rapid vison loss.

Depending on the type of AMD, your doctor will discuss the treatment options available to you.

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