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Age Related Macular Degeneration

Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a common eye condition among people age 50 and older. It is a leading cause of vision loss in older adults. It gradually destroys the macula, the part of the eye that provides sharp, central vision needed for seeing objects clearly.

In some people, AMD advances so slowly that vision loss does not occur for a long time. In others, the disorder progresses faster and may lead to vision distortion often described by patients as wavy or blurred. Complete central vision loss can occur in advanced disease. The vision loss makes it difficult to recognize faces, drive a car, read, print, or do close work, such as sewing or fixing things around the house. Depending on the type and stage of disease, different interventions may help hinder further vision loss.

Causes and Risk Factors

  • Aging
  • Family History
  • Genetics
  • ObesityHypertension
  • Smoking

Age Related Macular Degeneration Risk Factors

  • Smoking may cause Macular Degeneration
  • Race. Caucasians are much more likely to get AMD than people of African descent.
  • Family history. People with a family history of AMD are at higher risk.

Schedule a Consultation


We encourage you to schedule a consultation with Triad Eye Institute today. During our meeting, we will advise on whether or not you have Age Related Macular Degeneration, as well as compose a custom treatment plan designed to achieve the clear vision you’ve always wanted. Call our office today and one of our seasoned staff members will be able to assist you.