Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in people over age 60 years. As shown in the videos above, there are two forms of AMD. The dry form is the most common and at this point there is no cure. Studies have suggested that eating a healthy diet with antioxidants and Lutein can slow the course of this disease. Wet AMD can present as distortions in your vision. It affects approximately 10% of those people who have AMD.
The Amsler Grid test below can help to detect these changes between visits to your retina specialist- see video below. Wet AMD can be treated with injections as shown in the video below. Regular dilated eye evaluations are a must.
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