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Macular Degeneration Awareness

Posted by healtheo360 on Mar 11, 2015 12:05:23 AM

Did you know that 11 million people in the United States have some form of age-related macular degeneration? Age is a prominent risk factor for age-related macular degeneration in many adults.

What is AMD?

AMD also known as Age-Related Macular Degeneration is a common eye condition. AMD is the leading cause of vision loss among people from the age of 50 and older. It is the destruction of the macula, which is the central area of the eye’s retina. This will eventually lead to loss of sharp, fine-detail, “straight ahead” vision, contrast sensitivity, need for higher light levels, and impaired depth perception. The two forms of Macular Degeneration that may occur are dry and wet. AMD has four stages, which are: early, intermediate, late, and advanced neovascular AMD.

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