Everything you need to know about age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
Worldwide, age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the main cause of impaired vision and blindness in old age (50%). The so-called macula, a small spot on the retina of the eye, is affected. It is the point of sharpest vision.
In the early stages of dry Macular Degeneration (AMD), the eye’s metabolism slows down, waste products accumulate and vision becomes blurred; sometimes to the point of vision loss.
The disease mainly occurs from the mid-50s onwards. In the age group between 65 and 75 years, about 20% of people are affected. The loss of vision often progresses without pain – insidiously, chronically and is often only recognised late. And sometimes treated too late.
Do you have symptoms of age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)?
The insidious thing about this eye disease: in the early stages of age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), those affected have hardly any symptoms and no pain. The first indication that you are affected by age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is when image content is simply missing.
How is Macular Degeneration (AMD) diagnosed?
If Macular Degeneration (AMD) is suspected, the Amsler grid test provides initial information. You can carry out this simple test yourself using the so-called Amsler grid.
Macular Degeneration (AMD) can have many causes
Is advanced age really the cause of age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)? Why then are there very old people who are spared the disease of the retina?
Macular Degeneration (AMD) and nutrition
There is an abundance of advice, tips and recommendations on what healthy eating means, some of which contradict each other. How are we still supposed to know what to eat at all? Nevertheless, there are foods that are good for your eyes.
Until now there is unfortunately no conventional Macular Degeneration (AMD) treatment, therapy or drug known that can stop or cure AMD.
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