Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common vision condition that affects the centre of the eye. People in their 50s and 60s are typically the first to be affected by this condition. It does not result in complete blindness. However, it can make simple tasks like reading and recognising faces more challenging.
There are 2 types of macular degeneration: Dry AMD and wet AMD.
Dry AMD: It is also known as atrophic AMD. Here the macula (part of the retina at the back of the eye) gets thinner and progresses in 3 different stages i.e early, intermediate and late.
Wet AMD: It is also called advanced neovascular AMD. Here, abnormal blood vessels start to grow on the macula, resulting in its damage.
Symptoms of age-related macular degeneration
Since this condition affects the middle region of your eye, it can distort your vision to quite an extent. For example –
- Seeing straight lines as wavy
- Objects starting to seem smaller
- Reduced colour brightness
Treatments for age-related macular degeneration
There are no treatments to completely reverse macular degeneration, but with early detection, your eye specialist can help slow down its progress. Hence, it is very important that you get regular eye exams to check for signs and symptoms of AMD.
If you have been diagnosed with macular degeneration, Prasad Netralaya has the best eye doctors in Mangalore, along with all the necessary equipment to help slow down the condition. Fill out the form below or reach out to book an appointment.