Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
A common condition that affects one’s central vision is Age-Related Macular Degeneration. It can be detected on a routine eye examination using an OCT retinal camera. If there is a family history of AMD it is very important to have regular eye examinations. Smoking, exposure to uv light, underlying conditions and poor diet are also contributing factors.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration is more common in 60 years and over and also more common in females. Signs of AMD are blurred or wavy central vision and, or, reduced of colour vision. Treatment for the early stages of AMD is to take Lutein and Zeaxanthin vitamin supplements available from your optician. You may need to be referred to an Ophthalmogist in hospital for injections if vitamin supplements are not sufficient. Regular monitoring will be recommended.
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