What is Macular Degeneration?
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the world’s leading causes of irreversible blindness in the United States.
The disease affects the macula located at the back of your eye which is the part of the retina that lets you see fine detail like images in front of you, facial features or letters on a page. AMD is not painful and can occur in one or both eyes. How quickly the disease progresses vary from person to person and from eye to eye. When the disease advances rapidly it may lead to sudden and severe vision loss.
Age is the greatest risk factor for AMD and people over 50 are at the greatest risk. Other risk factors include smoking, cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol, obesity and …
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