Age Related Macular Degeneration AMD

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common eye condition causing vision loss in people aged 50 and older. It involves the degeneration of the macula, the center region of the retina, and comes in two forms: wet and dry.

Impact of Gene Variants

The exact cause of AMD is unknown, but factors such as age, family history, race, smoking, and high blood pressure are known to influence its development.

Ways to Recognize Problems

Early stages of AMD are often symptomless, but progression can lead to symptoms like wavy or blurred vision, visual distortion, and loss of central vision.

Ways to Improve

While there is no cure for AMD, treatments aim to slow its progression and prevent vision loss. These include medications, laser therapy, photodynamic therapy, and maintaining a healthy diet.

Did you know

AMD is the leading cause of vision loss in people over 50.In 2019, approximately 19.8 million adults in the U.S. older than 40 years had age-related macular degeneration.

Disclaimer: The information provided here is not exhaustive by any means. Always consult your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition, procedure, or treatment, whether it is a prescription medication, over-the-counter drug, vitamin, supplement, or herbal alternative.