Exploring the Link Between Smoking and AMD: Facts and Risks
Not only do smokers have a higher likelihood of AMD development, but the more you smoke, the higher your risks.
Aug 31st, 2022
How Common Are Degenerative Retinal Conditions?
When it comes to the retina, many conditions can cause degeneration of the retinal tissues, resulting in symptoms such as loss of vision, blurriness, distorted vision, an increase in flashes and/or floaters, difficulty completing everyday tasks like reading or driving, and even pain.
May 31st, 2022
What Happens to the Retina as We Age?
Many simply assume that worsening vision quality and aging go hand-in-hand and that there’s not much that can be done. However, this is not exactly accurate as there is more to the story of how aging can impact our eyes.
Feb 25th, 2022
February Is National Age-Related Macular Degeneration Month
Although many patients experience less severe forms of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the condition can sometimes lead to permanent vision loss, especially if not caught early on.
Apr 15th, 2021
Age-Related Macular Degeneration and the Importance of Early Diagnosis
The leading cause of blindness in older adults over the age of 50 is a condition known as age-related macular degeneration (AMD). It’s estimated that up to 15 million people in North America currently have some form of the condition. AMD occurs when the central portion of the retina, known as the macula, begins to deteriorate. Because the macula controls our central vision, changes to the macula can cause problems with our ability to see in fine details, read, drive, and more.
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