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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