Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD), as it is obvious from the name, is related with age and the disease occurs particularly in them who are aged 50 or above. The occurrence is rare in case of younger ones. Age related macular degeneration is a condition in which the macula degenerates. It has been the most common reason of sight loss among aged persons in the US. ARMD does not lead to total blindness by itself.
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The following are the symptoms of Age Related Macular Degeneration:
The following are the causes of Age Related Macular Degeneration:
There are two types of Age related macular degeneration:
Out of total number of patients suffer from Age Related Macular Degeneration; ten percent of them have wet AMD. This type of ARMD occurs when new vessels are formed to increase the supply of blood to retinal tissues that are deprived from oxygen. But the new vessels are fragile and they rupture easily. This causes bleeding and damage to the adjacent tissue.
Timely diagnosis is vital for successful treatment of Age Related Macular Degeneration. Laser photocoagulation and photodynamic therapy are the recommended for treatment of Age Related Macular Degeneration. Nutritional supplements can check the progression of ARMD. Apart from that the patients should follow following tips to prevent ARMD: