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What are the latest Macular Degeneration (AMD) Treatments?

First, the treatments for Macular Degeneration depend upon the classification: dry AMD or wet AMD.

Dry Macular Degeneration

Dry Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) should be monitored every 6 months so it can not develop into the wet type.  Furthermore, treatments include the use of Macular Degeneration specific vitamins to slow progression and reduce the likelihood of developing wet macular degeneration.

Wet Macular Degeneration

In contrast, wet Macular Degeneration is monitored even more closely, and will likely be treated with eye injections to prevent blood vessels from leaking.

If AMD is prevalent in your family, wearing sunglasses for UV protection as well as a diet rich in spinach, green leafy vegetables, and  bell peppers may help to decrease your risk.

Macular Degeneration Symptoms:

• Distorted central vision

• Wavy and curved lines

• Blurry central vision

Macular Degeneration Causes:

The specific cause of Macular Degeneration is unknown, although its thought to be due to oxidative stress in the retina.

Your risk for developing Macular Degeneration is due to a combination of both genetic and environmental factors.

Genetic risk factors include light skin, light eyes, age, race, gender, and family history.

Additional environmental risk factors include smoking, obesity, sun exposure, and diet.

Lastly, "the prevalence of AMD is estimated to reach epidemic proportions of 6.3 million Americans by the year 2030.”



Are you concerned about Macular Degeneration or have blurry vision?

Call today for a comprehensive eye exam .

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