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Macular Degeneration

Also called: Age-related Macular Degeneration, AMD

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Vision loss from age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is caused by damage to the light-detecting nerve cells in the macula. The cause of this...
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A doctor can usually detect age-related macular degeneration (AMD) with a regular eye exam. The doctor first will find out more about your symptoms...
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People with either type of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in one or both eyes should check the vision in each eye using an Amsler grid every...
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Anti-VEGF medicines can slow the vision loss that is linked to wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD). These medicines block a protein that leads...
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You cannot prevent age-related macular degeneration (AMD). But there are some steps you can take that may lower your risk of developing AMD.Have...
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Wet AMDThermal laser photocoagulation surgery is used to treat wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD). But this surgery is an option for less...
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Once dry AMD (age-related macular degeneration) reaches the advanced stage, no form of treatment can prevent vision loss. However, treatment can...
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Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a disease associated with aging that gradually destroys sharp, central vision. Central vision is needed for...
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Wet AMD (age-related macular degeneration) can be treated with laser surgery, photodynamic therapy, and injections into the eye. None of these...
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Your lifestyle can play a role in reducing your risk of developing AMD.Eat a healthy diet high in green leafy vegetables and fish.Don't smoke...
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Dry AMD: If you have dry AMD, you should have a comprehensive dilated eye exam at least once a year. Your eye care professional can monitor your...
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The greatest risk factor is age. Although AMD (age-related macular degeneration) may occur during middle age, studies show that people over age 60...
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Your eye care professional may suspect AMD (age-related macular degeneration) if you are over age 60 and have had recent changes in your central...
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If you have lost some sight from AMD (age-related macular degeneration), don't be afraid to use your eyes for reading, watching TV, and other routine...
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Yes. Both the wet form and the advanced dry form are considered advanced AMD. Vision loss occurs with either form. In most cases, only advanced AMD...
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