It is not as prominent among discussion of our health, but our vision plays an important role in our daily living. Cataracts and glaucoma are common topics related to senior vision problems, but age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, is actually the leading cause of vision loss among people age 65 and over.
Two types of AMD:
- Wet AMD – More serious form of the disease, blood vessels under retina leak, causing the loss of vision
- Dry AMD – The more common type of AMD, and also a slower progressing type of the disease
As long as seniors are able to visit the eye doctor regularly, avoid smoking and staying healthy, then AMD should not be too serious of a problem for seniors to a point where there is a loss of sight.
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