AGE RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION (AMD)
As the age of people increases, their eyes age as well with them. According to the Vision Council, around 2 people out of 10 over the age of 60 develop the condition that directly has a negative impact on their eye. Loss of vision, low eye sight, can make their life even challenging by snatching their independency and relying on others for small small things.
Moreover, impaired vision may also put their life in a serious health issue along with falls and accidents. As a result, it is always important to be aware of vision impact, and when to take medical help from an ophthalmologist. Here are the conditions you may look out for.
FIRSTLY WHAT IS AMD?
WHO ALL ARE AT RISK?
One of the major risk factor for AMD is Age. The disease is generally developed after 60, but don't be so happy because it may even occur earlier. Other risk factors for AMD are as:
DOES LIFESTYLE MAKE A BID DIFFERENCE?
According to the researchers, there is link between AMD and some lifestyle choices, such as smoking. You may reduce your level of risk for AMD or you may even slow its progress by making the following healthy choice in your daily life:
HOW IS AMD DETECTED?
Diabetic retinopathy and DME are diagnosed at the time of comprehensive dilated eye exam which includes:
HOW IS AMD TREATED?
COPING WITH AMD
AMD and vision, can affect your life hand in hand. This statement is true especially, if you lose your vision fastly.
Even if you are having slight loss of vision, it becomes difficult for you to live your life. You may need to cut your work off, your relationship may take a change, you may become dependent on other, you might need somebody help every time. These changes in your life may lower your confidence and may lead a person towards depression.
Moreover, to get medically treated with AMD, there are things you can cope up with:
However, you may not be able to restore your vision, but your low vision can help you to make the most, out of remaining. You can continue enjoying with your friends, family, just as you always have.