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.
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