Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration, also known as age-related macular degeneration (AMD or ARMD) is an increasingly common disease of the eye affecting the area of the retina responsible for sharp vision. ARMD come in two forms: dry macular degeneration and wet macular degeneration. Patients with dry macular degeneration often do not have symptoms, but can develop blurred vision, wavy lines and difficulty with night vision. Wet macular degeneration symptoms can be similar, but often develop more rapidly and include dark spots that appear with both near and distance vision. Patients often think that they have cataracts when in fact they are suffering from macular degeneration.

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