Age related Macular degeneration occurs when retina gets deteriorated and thus impairs vision severely. With age, symptoms become prominent like straight line appearing distorted, dark blurry vision, color misperception (rare), and gradually leading to vision loss.
HOW IS AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION DIAGNOSED?
Few tests are there in Ophthalmology that can diagnose the disorder: • Measuring visual activity and dilation of retinal • Angiography • OCT or optical coherence tomography
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?
Vitamins C, E, beta-carotene, zinc, and copper can decrease the risk of vision losing patients with intermediate to advanced AMD.