Understanding age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
Every day, nearly 200 people in the UK develop a condition that can lead to visual impairm ...Read More
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an incurable disease that results in the loss of vision. AMD is caused by the degeneration of the macula, which results in loss of central vision and the fine details in your sight.
To have a clearer understanding of what this type of vision loss looks like, Vision Matters has created various e-vision simulators, including an AMD e-vision simulator.
Late AMD is what results in vision loss, of which there are two types, Wet AMD and Dry AMD. In its early form “early AMD” appears as small yellow deposits called Drusen forming under the macula.
Drusen occur naturally with age. In its hard form, it is harmless and not a symptom of a disease. However, a large presence of soft Drusen is an indication of AMD. The presence of Drusen can only be detected through routine eye exams.
Many factors result in the development of AMD. To learn more about how you can mitigate the risk of developing AMD, visit our article that discusses in greater depth how you can better understand age-related macular degeneration.
With AMD, timing is crucial. Which is why, here at SpaMedica, we treat all Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) patients within 14 days of receiving a referral and the majority within 48 hours. Offering a wide range of appointment options, including weekend appointments.BACK TO BLOG