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Macular Degeneration

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Description
Macular Degeneration has two forms, either Wet or Dry macular degeneration, with wet having the greater impact on sight. The macula is a small (1mm surface area) of the eye which contains 60 000 receptors which generate all our central visual abilities for e.g. driving, reading, colour vision etc. Macular degeneration causes a slow loss of performance in this area due to receptor atrophy in this area – robbing you of your central vision.

Causes
Atrophy/tissue degeneration of the macula area. More often than not, both eyes. Often seen in the aged, light coloured eye and in smokers.

Treatment
Different treatment plans for Wet vs. Dry – timing of limited treatment scope is important. Regular visits to your ECP (eye care practitioner) over the age of 45yrs recommended.

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