Let’s Beat Macular Disease together this Macular Week
Macular disease is the biggest cause of sight loss in the UK, with around 300 people diagnosed every day. It can affect people of any age – even children. There are many forms of macular disease. Age-Related Macular Degeneration being the most common. This usually affects people over the age of 50.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a painless eye condition that causes you to lose central vision, usually in both eyes. If you have AMD it can make colours appear less vibrant, reading more difficult and faces harder to recognise. This process usually happens over time however it can be rapid. For this reason it is vital you attend an eye examination regularly. For more information about AMD you can click here.
The older you are the greater your risk of developing AMD. Around one in every 200 people have AMD at 60. However, by the age of 90 it affects one person in five. We are all living longer so the number of people affected is always increasing.
The Importance of Eye Examinations
It is important you get your eyes checked regularly and it is recommended that you have an eye examination every two years (or more frequently if recommended by your optician). The examination not only determines your ability to see, but also checks the general health of your eyes.
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