AMD or Macular Degeneration
Macular degeneration is a condition where the patient loses vision over time and is caused by a gradual disfunction of the retina. Generally there are 2 distinctive types of this desease:
Macular Degeneration - Wet
In some occurences a regular dry macular degeneration turns into a wet macular degeneration. This condition is the worst case, because a damage to the retina occurs, caused by the growing of blood vessels. The result are dead points or spots in the patients visual field.
Macular Degeneration - Dry
Non-neovascular macular degeneration or as well referred to as dry macular degeneration is caused by a thinning of the macular tissue. Symptoms of the desease are loss of vision over time as well as a desolving of the eye tissue that is disposed by the eye.
What if I have Macular Degeneraton?
Unfortunately, there is currently no effectie treatment available to definately cure this kind of dease. You are advised to see your eye care practitioner immediately in order to receive medication to ease the affects.