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    In Home Senior Care and Macular Degeneration As we age, our eyes slowly deteriorate. The process is different for each person, but the result is tens of millions of seniors with vision-related problems. The most common of these problems in seniors is macular degeneration. Macular degeneration is a disease that affects the center of the eye. The disease makes it hard to read, drive, or even watch television since the central part of the vision is gone (the peripheral vision is still intact). Seniors who experience macular degeneration in one eye will almost always develop it in the other as well. According to the National Eye Institute, macular degeneration will not lead to complete blindness, but as the disease progresses it can "interfere with simple everyday activities, such as the ability to see faces, drive, read, write, or do close work, such as cooking or fixing things around the house." A person in the late stages of macular degeneration can be declared legally blind.…

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    Macular Degeneration Special Senses Macular Degeneration, also called age-related macular degeneration AMD for short, is a disease that affects the sight of a person. Macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in America. It affects people between sixty five and older, which is a large proportion of Americans today. The macula, an oval shaped pigment near the near the center of the retina, is responsible for the sharp, high-acuity, central vision. Within the macula are the fovea…

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    Macular degeneration is an incurable eye disease that causes sight loss. Questions about macular degeneration are; what it is man-i-cur-lar de-gen-er-ate-ion, what cause this, what can be a treatment, what will happen in my everyday life, who else is affected by this, how can I see the sign that will open up my eyes. Macular Degeneration according to “Health Reference Center” Macular degeneration and AMD or age-related macular degeneration is an incurable eye disease that causes loss of central…

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    Macular Degeneration Special Senses Macular Degeneration, also called age-related macular degeneration AMD for short, is a disease that affects the sight of a person. Macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in America. It affects people between sixty five and older, which is a large proportion of Americans today. The macula, an oval shaped pigment near the near the center of the retina, is responsible for the sharp, high-acuity, central vision. Within the macula are the…

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    Teaching point: For patients with chronic ocular conditions, patient re-education is key. ____’s condition is consistent with wet macular degeneration. Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the primary cause of legal blindness in North Americans 65 years of age or older. AMD is divided into two types: dry (also known as “nonexudative” or “non-neovascular”) and wet (also called “exudative” or “neovascular”). Approximately 10-15 percent of AMD cases involve dry AMD progressing to the more…

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    Macular degeneration is the deterioration of the central portion of the retina within the eye and affects the images we see. There are two types: wet and dry. Wet macular degeneration is when fluid leaks from blood vessels that develop under the macula. Due to the fluid, photoreceptor cells die or degenerate and the macula rises from its previous position. Vision loss of this form is more aggressive and causes lines to appear wavy and spots to appear in the middle of one’s vision. Dry macular…

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    that may ever happen to us, I never would have expected to be diagnosed with macular degeneration. I had heard of macular degeneration before, but didn’t really know what is was. I found out that macular degeneration is, a blinding eye disease that is not curable, but depending on the type, causes, and symptoms, may be temporarily treated. The doctor that diagnosed me said that I would have to go through many different tests before I knew what type of macular degeneration (AMD) that I had. I…

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    People often take their ability to see for granted. Vision allows a person to appreciate surroundings, makes it easier to perform tasks, and in general, do more, even the dangerous. However, like every other part of the body, the eyes are at risk of impairment resulting in loss of vision. Ageing comes with bodily dysfunctions. Arthritis, hypertension, and memory loss are all examples. So, too, is age-related macular degeneration (AMD) which leads to gradual central vision loss. It might be…

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    Macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, and Stargardt’s Disease are genetic disorders that lead to the loss or deterioration of retina cells, which leads to the loss of vision, generally. In the United States, over 11 million people suffer from these conditions, but there is help. How We Treat Macular Degeneration, Retinitis Pigmentosa, and Stargardt’s Disease Since 1983, treatments for macular degeneration and other retinal conditions have existed, such as the use of microcurrent…

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    Diseases affecting posterior segment of the eye, such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide.1, 2 The number of people living with macular degeneration is expected to reach 196 million worldwide by 2020 and increase to 288 million by 2040.3 In Germany, approximately 35,000 cases of neovascular AMD occur annually. The neovascular form of AMD (NV-AMD) is particularly responsible for the severe vision loss in 90% of the cases.4 The major…

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