To know the Age-related macular degeneration(AMD) well, let’s have a general idea of the macula first. It locates in the center of the retina, which converts light or an image into electrical impulses and then sends these impulses, or nerve signals, to the brain. Therefore, we may know macular plays a fairly important role in viewing. Then age-related macular generation is an eye disease associated with aging that gradually destroys sharp, central vision, the macular. There are two different types concerned, the wet ones and the dry ones. The former is a less commonly seen condition. Wet eyes may quickly develop into blindness, because rightly after the blood vessels behind the retina start to grow, they are very likely to get ruptured. The latter is featured with blurred vision and sensitivity to light. With treatment, it is reversible.
In spit that AMD is age related, however, there are ways to prevent its degeneration and even occurrence. Therefore, having a healthy life and diet style is rather important. Tobacco is one of the arch-criminals of the development of AMD, so to keep away from tobacco is necessary. Eating more fruits and vegetables should be on your dinner table everyday. In addition, salt-water fish and leafy green vegetables are most recommended, for they perform well in AMD prevention. Lack of exercise and obesity are two risk factors contributing to AMD. Besides, to guarantee eye health, regular eye examinations should be taken. They could help in avoiding the worst symptoms of macular degeneration.
If you unluckily suffer from AMD, don’t worry, there are devices which would help in viewing in daily lives. Bioptic glasses are one such device. With miniature telescopes mounted on, the patients are able to concentrate on activities that require acute close central vision. Bioptic glasses work similar to the bifocals we know. For those patients who have a requirement to work with computers, another device, a special monitor that magnifies on-screen font sizes is ideal choice. Wearing them on, the patients are thought to be able to read more easily.
AMD is not terrible. Once you find hard to read, watch TV or do other routine activities, go for an eye doctor immediately. They are always there providing your treatments and advices. Moreover, the National Eye Institute is conducting and supporting a number of studies to learn more about AMD. It is believed that more progresses on treatments for AMD will be achieved.