Macular Degeneration

About- Macular degeneration also called age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common eye disorder that causes central vision loss.
 
Types
Dry Macular degeneration: This develops gradually
Wet Macular degeneration - It occurs when new blood vessels develop under the macula, which can cause blood and fluid to leak.
 
Symptoms-
Macular degeneration Blurred vision
Macular degeneration Central vision loss
Macular degeneration Decreased intensity or brightness of colors
Macular degeneration Difficulty adapting to low light levels
Macular degeneration Difficulty recognizing faces
Macular degeneration Need for brighter light for a close work
Macular degeneration Visual distortions of straight lines

Causes-
The exact reason is not clearly understood. It may be related to a combination of heredity and environmental factors.
 
Risk Factors
Macular degeneration A family history of Macular degeneration
Macular degeneration A diet with high unsaturated fats and carbohydrates
Macular degeneration Cardiovascular disease
Macular degeneration Lack of exercise 
Macular degeneration Obesity
Macular degeneration Older age
Macular degeneration Smoking

Specialists to Visit -
Macular degeneration Ophthalmologist
Macular degeneration Optometrist

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References-
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.macular.org
https://www.allaboutvision.com
https://www.webmd.com
https://www.aao.org
https://www.medicinenet.com
https://www.nhs.uk
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com

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