Millions of Americans are currently afflicted with advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the number one cause of vision loss in adults older than 50. AMD can affect everyday life, causing those who have it to have trouble driving, reading and even recognizing faces. AMD and Vision Loss While the focus of those with AMD and…
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The leading cause of permanent central vision loss for adults over the age of 65 is age-related macular degeneration, or AMD. The CDC estimates that 1.8 million Americans over the age of 40 have AMD, and another 7.3 million are at risk for developing AMD. February is AMD Awareness Month, so let’s take a closer look at what AMD is.
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An estimated 10 million Americans show evidence of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), a progressive eye condition that can destroy “straight-ahead” vision, according to Uptown Eye Care’s Dr. Elaine Happ, Therapeutic Optometrist.
Age-related macular degeneration, often called AMD is the leading cause of vision loss among Americans age 65 and older. Because this group makes up an increasingly larger percentage of the population, vision loss from macular degeneration is a growing problem.
Uptown Eye Care is now able to provide proactive detection of one of the main risk factors of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of legal blindness in the world today.