What is Macular Degeneration? How is It Treated?
Macular degeneration is known for causing severe vision loss in people over 60 years old. The age-related macular degeneration occurs when macular, a small portion at the center of the retina, deteriorates. What is the retina? Well, the retina is a nerve tissue at the back of the eye which senses light. Macular degeneration is often referred to as an age-related macular degeneration because it mostly affects people as they age. While it is not a totally blinding condition, macular degeneration can cause significant loss of vision.
Types of macular degeneration
1. Dry form
This form of the degeneration involves the presence of drusen, yellow deposits, in the macula. As the number of the yellow deposits increases, distortion of vision starts becoming more noticeable, especially, when reading. The advanced stage of this form of macular degeneration is characterized by a patient having a blind spot in the center of their …Read more →