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Wet AMD is the leading cause of vision loss for Americans over fifty.1 Though changes in your vision may be a normal part of aging, vision loss is not necessarily inevitable.
The earlier you visit your doctor when you experience vision loss symptoms, the better. All it takes is one appointment to check your eye health—and, if you’re diagnosed with Wet AMD, to learn about your treatment options.
Get a quick glimpse of what Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration (Wet AMD) is and how to help protect against vision loss.
Wet AMD affects the macula (the part of the retina responsible for sharp central vision). Wet AMD happens when abnormal blood vessels grow under the macula while also leaking blood and fluid. This damages and scars the macula.1
Risk factors for Wet AMD include
Common symptoms include blurred vision, dark spots or “floaters”, straight lines that look crooked and washed out colors. In addition, objects may seem farther away than they really are.3 These symptoms may affect your ability to read, write, drive, and recognize faces.4
There are different tests for diagnosing Wet AMD. The most common test is a dilated eye exam. During the exam, a doctor puts drops into your eye to dilate the pupil. He or she can then see the back of the eye, including the retina, for signs of problems.1
The good news is there are treatment options that may help protect against vision loss caused by Wet AMD. If you are experiencing symptoms of Wet AMD, make an appointment to speak with your eye doctor today to discuss how you can help protect your vision.
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