Macular degeneration is a progressive eye condition affecting as many as 15 million Americans and millions more around the world. The disease attacks the macula of the eye, where our sharpest central vision occurs. Although it rarely results in complete blindness, it robs the individual of all but the outermost, peripheral vision, leaving only dim images or black holes at the center of vision.


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Macular Degeneration Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... Macular degeneration usually develops gradually and painlessly. The signs and symptoms of the disease may vary, depending on which of the two types of macular degeneration you have. With dry macular d...
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... The macula is at the back of your eye in the center of your retina. You need a healthy macula for normal central vision acuity. The macula is made up of densely packed light-sensitive cells called con...
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Macular Degeneration Prevention

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Elvis Wore Shades; So Should You
... It’s hard to imagine the rich and famous, a Hollywood star or a dot-com mogul projecting an air of mystique and power without sporting a phat pair of shades. And Elvis’ success as a crooner? Never wou...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Age-Related Macular Degeneration
... What can I do to protect my vision?There is no cure for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) but you you can take steps to lower your risk and protect yourself from loss of vision. A diagnosis of AM...
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Macular Degeneration Treatment

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... Some treatment options are available for wet macular degeneration. But the success of the treatment — stopping further progress of the disease — depends on the location and the extent of t...
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Macular Degeneration Support

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Coping With Vision Loss
... Some eye conditions, like diabetic retinopathy, can be treated so that vision is restored or maintained. But, unfortunately, some eye conditions cannot be treated, resulting in low vision or blindness...
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Coping skills
... Macular degeneration doesn''t affect your side (peripheral) vision and usually doesn''t cause total blindness. But it can rob you of your central vision — which is important for driving, reading...
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Macular Degeneration Other

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Macugen For AMD Available Outside Clinical Trials
... Recent Food and Drug Administration approval of a new drug for wet age-related macular degeneration now allows The Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute to offer this promising treatment to all eligible...
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Quest to Tame an Insidious Eye Disease is Challenging, But Not Without Progress
... Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects more than two million Americans each year, and this number is expected to increase significantly as the U.S. population ages. The exact cause of this eye...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Macular Degeneration Treatment

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Macular Degeneration
... Also known as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), this condition is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in adults over 50 years of age. The incidence of AMD in persons over 65 years of age...
Source: HealthWorld