Dry VS Wet Macular Degeneration – Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Explained

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Age related macular degeneration is a major cause of blindness and since February is Macular Degeneration awareness month, I wanted to share some information about it.

Age related macular degeneration or “AMD” or “ARMD” is an eye disease that affects the retina in the back of the eye. It is where the area of the retina that is most responsible for critical, high definition vision, called the macula, begins to degenerate.

As the name implies, age-related macular degeneration is “age related” and chances of developing the disease increases from the age of about 50+.

There are two forms of the disease. There is Wet age related macular degeneration and there is dry age related macular degeneration.

Dry macular degeneration is often characterized by the presence of small protein growths within the retina called drusen. As drusen builds up, the retina begins to atrophy and form what is called geographic atrophy. People with dry AMD often experience blurred vision and even loss of central vision in the end stage of the disease.

Vision loss from wet macular degeneration is usually more severe and occurs more rapidly than the dry form. Wet macular degeneration is when new blood vessels from the choroid (a thin meshwork of blood vessels and tissue behind the retina) grow into the retina and leak blood and fluid. This leakage of fluid causes swelling and distortion to the retina and can lead to permanent vision loss.

Age Related Macular Degeneration Symptoms
1. Night Blindness
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2. Blurred Vision
3. Distorted Vision
4. Loss of vision

⚡ Few quick tips to reduce your chances of getting ARMD ⚡
1. Eating healthy diets rich in green leafy vegetables and consuming oily fish twice a week has shown in studies to reduce the risk of macular degeneration.
2. Eye vitamin supplements have shown to reduce the advancement of the disease for people with intermediate or advanced stages of the disease. *best ask your doctor if they recommend these for you.
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3. Don’t Smoke. Cigarette smoking is strongly associated with increased risk of AMD

đź”´QOTD: Do you have age related macular degeneration? Does it run in your family? What other questions do you have about ARMD?

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About This Video:
What is macular degeneration or AMD? In this video, Dr. Joseph J. Allen, OD FAAO reviews macular degeneration, both dry macular degeneration and wet macular degeneration. He also goes over age related macular degeneration treatment options. If you or a family member have been diagnosed with age related macular degeneration then you will want to check out this video.

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