What is Macular Degenration?
Macular degeneration usually affects people over 50 years of age, and is known as Age-related Macular Degeneration (ARMD or AMD).
There are other forms of macular disease which affect younger people, which are often termed ‘macular dystrophy’ and may run in families – however, this type of macular degeneration is rare. Macular degeneration can also be caused by eye injury, infection or inflammation. Diabetes can also cause macular disease (known as diabetic retinopathy).
AMD alone does not result in total blindness. Only the central (reading) vision is affected and the surrounding vision remains normal. Useful side vision that allows you to see to get around is retained in both forms of AMD.
There are various injections that can be given dependent on the patients needs –
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