Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a problem with your retina. It happens when a part of the retina called the macula is damaged.

With AMD you lose your central vision. You cannot see fine details, whether you are looking at something close or far. But your peripheral (side) vision will still be normal. For instance, imagine you are looking at a clock with hands. With AMD, you might see the clock’s numbers but not the hands.

AMD is very common. It is a leading cause of vision loss in people 50 years or older.

There are two types:

  • Dry ARMD
  • Wet ARMD

You are more likely to develop AMD if you:

  • eat a diet high in saturated fat (found in foods like meat, butter, and cheese)
  • are overweight
  • smoke cigarettes
  • are over 50 years old
  • have hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • have a family history of AMD

Having heart disease is another risk factor for AMD, as is having high cholesterol levels. Caucasians (white people) also have an elevated risk of getting AMD.

ARMD if diagnosed early, its progression can be halted or delayed with the help of healthy diet, Lasers, Intravitreal injections and other such modalities.

The key to longevity is early diagnosis.

So book your appointment with our Retina Specialist at the earliest at Bhalanetra Superspeciality Eye Hospital by calling us on +919833976577.