Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common cause of vision loss in those over 50. It is a disorder that affects the macula (the central area of the retina) gradually reducing vision. The doctors at Cohen Eye Institute are experienced in the detection and management of age related macular degeneration. Below we will discuss age-related macular degeneration’s causes, risk factors, consequences, and therapies.
Age-related macular degeneration’s exact cause is unknown, however a mix of genetic and environmental factors is believed to be the reason. Some of the main causes of AMD are outlined below.
There are several risk factors that can increase a person’s likelihood of developing age-related macular degeneration, including;
Although age-related macular degeneration can have a range of effects, it typically decreases central vision. Daily activities that need a high level of visual detail, like reading, driving, and recognizing faces, may become difficult as a result. In severe cases, the illness may cause significant eyesight loss. It is important to check your eyes for AMD to prevent complications such as this. Book an exam today.
Age-related macular degeneration is a leading cause of vision loss in people over the age of 50. It is a progressive condition that affects the central part of the retina, causing vision loss in the center of the visual field.