Things to know and remember about Macular Degeneration
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Macular degeneration, or age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss in Americans 60 and older. It is a disease that destroys your sharp, central vision. You need central vision to see objects clearly and to do tasks such as reading and driving.
- There are two forms of age-related macular degeneration — dry and wet.
- The risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) increases with age. AMD is most common in older people, but it can occur during middle age.
- Other risk factors include smoking, obesity, race, family history and gender.
- AMD causes no pain, but an early symptom of wet AMD is that straight lines appear wavy. The most common symptom of dry AMD is slightly blurred vision.
- Vision lost cannot be restored. That’s why early detection and treatment are important.
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