Age Related Degeneration Essay

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English 102 19 March 2012 Age-Related Macular Degeneration Being able to see is something that a lot of people probably take for granted. It’s not something people really think about until it's too late and their vision has been affected. Being diagnoses with age-related macular degeneration is not an easy thing to understand and is very scary, but the more one knows the better. Age-related macular degeneration is a disease that is being diagnoses more and more often now. This disease causes a vision loss in the central vision, because the macula is deteriorating. The macula is a small area of the retina responsible for the most precise area of central vision (BDPEC). Macular degeneration (or AMD) can be wet AMD or dry AMD. This awful disease affects many people’s daily lives and can get worse over time causing them to become blind. There are the two different types of AMD and there are some things that an ophthalmologist can do to keep the AMD stable, but the patient also has to be willing to do their best to stay away from things that can make it worse. Knowing more about Macular degeneration and the causes and treatment can help those who have it, or know of someone with it, can better understand the disease and try their best to keep it stable. Dry AMD accounts for most cases treated in the valley of Arizona at this time. Dry AMD is…show more content…
Since these are not normal vessels, the blood vessels often leak blood or other fluid into the tissue of the macula, forming blisters and cysts of fluid that damage the retina. The first symptoms of wet macular degeneration are often when straight lines look wavy or the middle of the vision is blurry. This can be scary for someone so seeing the nearest eye doctor is always best when this happens. Being diagnosed with wet AMD early on is good because one is able to prevent it from getting

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