Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is one of the chief cause pertaining to vision loss worldwide. Macula, a spot at the centre of the retina, helps you see objects closer to you. A history of this medical condition in the family, gradual aging and smoking are some of the causes attributed to the condition. This condition is common among people aged over 50. Reduced central vision, blurriness and distortion are some of the symptoms of this condition. Prolonged exposure to the sun's rays can also lead to this condition.
HOW IS AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION DIAGNOSED?
The risk of contracting age-related macular degeneration increases from 2% for people aged between 50-59 to 30% for people aged 75 and above.