Nov 18, 2022

3 Warning Signs of Macular Degeneration

Whether wet or dry, these symptoms warrant a visit to an eye doctor

You can ward off plenty of health conditions by looking out for early warning signs. But that’s not possible with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of vision loss in people over 50. That’s because there are no warning signs in the early stages.

“Age-related macular degeneration is a disease that can be insidious, often with symptoms coming on slowly over years,” says Michelle Andreoli, M.D., an ophthalmologist at Northwestern Medicine and spokesperson for the American Academy of Ophthalmology. “The slow onset of symptoms can lead to the advanced disease before patients are aware of the change.”

AMD, which affects 11 million people in the United States, is a progressive eye disease that affects central vision and, as a result, the ability to see fine details. If you have advanced AMD, it’s all but impossible to drive, read, watch TV or recognize faces…..

Watch the video and read more: https://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2022/early-signs-of-macular-degeneration.html?fbclid=IwAR2JHgjI9nqAy5fFI4cLcuOdmvM6I3DDERja3HDFUI6AmB53Ob3pRyCR6a4

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