PATHOLOGIES

Age-related Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration is the main cause of central blindness in people over the age of fifty. It affects about 0.4% of people aged 50 and 60, up to 2.3% of those aged 70 to 80, and nearly 12% of people over 80 years old. Macular degeneration results in blurred or no vision in the center of the visual field of one or both eyes, making it hard to recognize faces, drive, read, or perform other activities of daily life. There are two main types of AMD: Dry form and Wet form. There is no cure or treatment that returns vision already lost. In the wet form, anti-VEGF medication injected into the eye or less commonly laser coagulation or photodynamic therapy may slow the worsening of visual acuity but do not stop the progression of the disease.

PATHOLOGIES