Image credit: Westlake Eye Specialists

Image credit: Westlake Eye Specialists

AGE RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION

WHAT IS AGE RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION?

Age Related Macular Degeneration (also known as AMD) is a common eye condition and a leading cause of vision loss among people age 50 and older. It causes damage to the macula, a small spot near the center of the retina and the part of the eye needed for sharp, central vision, which lets us see objects that are straight ahead.

In some people, AMD advances so slowly that vision loss does not occur for a long time. In others, the disease progresses faster and may lead to a loss of vision in one or both eyes.

WHICH ARE ITS SYMPTOMS?

As AMD progresses, a blurred area near the center of vision is a common symptom. Over time, the blurred area may grow larger, you may develop blank spots in your central vision and objects also may not appear to be as bright as they used to be.

Contact us to discuss the possible treatments for this condition or book your at appointment with our experienced optometrists.