Eye Health

07
April 2017

Symptoms, Causes And Treatments Of Macular Degeneration

Ageing is something we cannot get rid of. However, it comes with a lot of advantages and disadvantages. For instance, as we age we gain more experience and become a little more savvy and wise. On the other hand, it brings along a lot of effects that completely change the way of our life. You may experience memory issues, hearing issues, joint pain, headaches, so on and so forth, as you age.

In addition to the above mentioned ageing concerns, the one of the major issues that people experience at the age of 40 and above is related to vision. The most common vision problems include near-sightedness, far-sightedness, tired eyes, red eyes or dry eyes. Many of these vision problems can be corrected with prescription glasses, contact lenses and medication.

But, the vision problem that is linked to blindness is of major concern because it not only prevents the victim to see his or her loved ones or read a book but also limit his or her independence. The primary reason responsible for vision loss is Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD) and the saddest part of this type of vision loss is it cannot be treated with medication or lenses.

Symptoms of Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD)              

  • Slightly Blurred Vision
  • Difficulty Recognizing Faces
  • Wavy Appearance of Straight Lights
  • change in your perception of color

Causes of Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD)

  • Increasing age
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol
  • Sunlight
  • Obesity
  • High blood pressure

Treatments of Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD)

  • Laser Therapy
  • Photodynamic Laser Therapy
  • Vitamins
  • Low Vision Aids
  • Submacular Surgery
  • Retinal Translocation

 

Macular degeneration is a horrible eye disease that can lead to blindness. If you are suffering from this serious disease, you would need to get treated as soon as possible.

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