Eyesight Problems: Macular Degeneration (AMD)
Age-related macular degeneration (often called AMD) is the greatest cause of visual loss in older people. It is prompted by progressive damage to the central part of the retina, called the macula.
AMD can result in a profound loss of detailed vision, causing eyesight problems and taking with it the ability to read, cook, see food, spot hazards, recognise faces and other actions most of us take for granted. The condition isn’t painful, though, and seldom leads to total sight loss, since only central vision is restricted. More than likely, enough side vision will be left to allow mobility and preserve independence.
Examination for AMD:
Both eyes are assessed – frequently only one is affected, or one is more affected than the other.
Macular Degeneration Treatment
Visioncall optometrists are qualified to carry out the examinations and will advise on subsequent referrals. Do not hesitate to ask for advice on this or any other eye health matters.