Fighting Blindness published in Irish Pharmacy News Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) article

Our Science Communications Executive, Konstantina Karagkiozeli MSc, talked to Irish Pharmacy News recently: ‘How to spot the early stages of AMD, the available Tools for patients who are experiencing limited sight due to AMD for the first time, and ways to Control the symptoms.’

Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) or macular degeneration, is the leading cause of severe vision impairment and blindness in those aged over 65 years old. AMD is a chronic disease – it cannot be cured and for many, sight cannot be restored after it is lost. However certain forms of the disease can be treated:

Early detection of AMD is important to potentially stop the worsening of the disease and to protect an individual’s sight.

Together with Konstantina, Ophthalmologists Dr Matthew O’Riordan, Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital Research Foundation, Dublin, Ireland and Mr Mark Cahill, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Progressive Vision Research, Dublin, Ireland, provided insightful information from a clinical point of view.

You can find the full Irish Pharmacy News article here.

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