A degeneration of the central part of the retina called the macula. This usually occurs in people who are above the age of 60 years. It can occur in wet form or dry form. The symptoms of this ailment include sudden change in color perception, as well blurry vision. Also, the patient may experience dark patches while looking at certain scenes or things.
HOW IS AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION DIAGNOSED?
A routine eye examination at the Ophthalmology department can help in detecting this ailment. The doctor may also ask you to go through an Angiography of OCT to find out whether or not you are going through age related degeneration in this region of the eye.
HOW IS AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION TREATED?
There is no cure for AMD. However, ophthalmological treatments such as laser therapy, use of anti-angiogenic drugs and photodynamic laser therapy can help to prevent complete vision loss and slow the progression of the disease considerably.
DID YOU KNOW?
The best way to prevent AMD is: • Avoid smoking • Exercise regularly • Maintain normal blood pressure and cholesterol levels • Eat a healthy diet rich in green, leafy vegetables and fish