If you or a family member have macular degeneration, this is the place for you. There is hope and help. Whether you were just diagnosed or have had AMD a long time, you can find the information, resources and support you need right here. Family members and caregivers can learn what it’s like to have age related macular degeneration and how they can help.
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Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a progressive eye condition affecting as many as 15 million Americans, with 200,000 new cases each year. AMD causes severe vision loss because it attacks the macula of the eye, where our sharpest central vision occurs. It gets in the way of reading, driving, identifying faces, watching television, safely navigating stairs and performing other daily tasks. AMD never causes complete blindness, but it robs the individual of all but the outermost, peripheral vision, leaving only dim images or holes at the center of vision.
There are two types of age related macular degeneration - wet AMD and dry AMD. Dry macular degeneration is the more common of the two and is also the one with the fewest options for treatment. Wet AMD treatment options are more readily available. It’s important to know dry AMD symptoms and wet AMD symptoms and what you can do about them.
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