What Is Age Related
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
Is a common eye disease that causes loss of vision.
It usually affects persons over 50. With AMD the
Macula (the part of the eye that controls vision)
Causes of AMD
The exact causes of AMD are not known.
Certain factors may increase the likelihood that a
Person will develop AMD.
These factors are:
High blood pressure
Signs and Symtoms
One or both eyes can be affected. Loss of sharp
Central vision is often first noticed.
Other vision problems include:
Faded color vision
Dark spots in the center of images
Distorted lines and edges
Your Eye Exam
Light enters the eye through the pupil, the opening at
the front of the eye. Light travels to the back of the
Eye where the retina changes the light into signals.
These signals are processed by the brain into images
that you see.
Treatment for AMD:
The following medication is used to treat macular degeneration. Please consult with your physician to find out which medication is best for you.
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