Aged Related Macular Degeneration Paper

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Aged Related Macular Degeneration - “AMD is a common eye condition and a leading cause of vision loss among people age 50 and older. It causes damage to the macula, a small spot near the center of the retina and the part of the eye needed for sharp, central vision, which lets us see objects that are straight ahead.” (Eye Institute, 2013) There are two types of AMD, wet and dry. AMD can progress slowly not letting people realize that they have lost vision. AMD itself cannot lead to complete blindness because it only affects central vision, but it can interfere with everyday activities such as driving, reading, writing, cooking, watching TV, and being able to see other people’s faces. Glaucoma – “Glaucoma is not just one eye disease, but a group…show more content…
Retinal detachment leaves the retinal cells lacking oxygen. The longer retinal detachment goes untreated, the greater your risk of permanent vision loss in the affected eye.” (Mayo Clinic, 2013) There are symptoms that come with a retinal detachment like sudden flashes of lights, increase in floaters, seeing a curtain or veil coming down, or a shadow, making it miss part of your vision. If the retinal detachment is not caught on time, it leaves permanent vision loss making a person’s life difficult to see, drive, and other common everyday…show more content…
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