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Why it’s critical to seek treatment early for wet macular degeneration
Receiving treatment for wet macular degeneration early is essential to maintaining your vision and the lifestyle you love.
A chronic, degenerative condition affecting central vision
With macular degeneration it may be difficult to read a book, locate the edge of a curb, or recognize faces. There are two forms of macular degeneration: dry and wet. The wet form is more severe and requires treatment to help preserve vision.
How leaky blood vessels create a chronic, degenerative condition
If fluid isn’t controlled, central vision will gradually get worse, leading to difficulty doing everyday activities such as reading, recognizing faces and driving.
Chris White, the Group Chief Executive of the National Council for the Blind in Ireland, and ophthalmologist Mark Cahill discuss the impact of wet AMD on vision.
Age and family history play a role
Learn about risk factors for wet macular degeneration, and symptoms caused by the condition.
Understand one woman’s experience with macular degeneration, from an initial dry macular degeneration diagnosis, to the progression to wet macular degeneration, to undergoing treatment and adapting her daily life.
Chris White, the Group Chief Executive of the National Council for the Blind in Ireland, and ophthalmologist Mark Cahill discuss the ways wet AMD can impact independence.
Chris White, the Group Chief Executive of the National Council for the Blind in Ireland, and ophthalmologist Mark Cahill discuss whether wet AMD is hereditary.
Genetic predisposition is one risk factor for wet macular degeneration. Learn more about how family history and genetics play a role in the likelihood of developing the condition.
Chris White, the Group Chief Executive of the National Council for the Blind in Ireland, and ophthalmologist Mark Cahill discuss the possibility of wet AMD manifesting in both eyes.
The symptoms of macular degeneration may occur in one eye first. A common question is whether having macular degeneration in one eye means the other eye will be affected.
Learn how to distinguish wet macular degeneration from dry macular degeneration.
Dry macular degeneration is an eye condition that causes blurry or reduced central vision. In some patients, dry macular degeneration may progress to wet macular degeneration, a more severe form of the disease. It is important to monitor vision for signs that it is progressing to wet macular degeneration.
The most important eye exams - with a special focus on retinal conditions
A list of the most common and critical eye exams for vision loss conditions like wet macular degeneration.