AMD

New Year’s Resolution: Healthier Eyes

Happy New Year! Congratulations to one and all for making it through another year. Now, let’s talk resolutions. We don’t all make them, but an awful lot of us do – over half of all Americans are estimated to set goals every year, most of which are related to health or exercise. Losing weight is […]

How Vision Loss Can Lead to Depression

There are close to two million older people in America who suffer from age-related macular degeneration. AMD causes various degrees of vision loss and can even lead to blindness. As you can probably discern from its name, this eye disease generally affects older people, typically over the age of 50. However, younger people do sometimes […]

How Macular Degeneration Affects Vision and What You Can Do About It

It is estimated that more than 17 million Americans may have symptoms of macular degeneration, often called AMD or ARMD (for “age-related macular degeneration”). The macula is the part of the retina, it is in this area that the light sensitive cells of the eye are located. Macular degeneration occurs when these light sensitive cells […]

5 Steps to Help Prevent Macular Degeneration

Did you know that 13 million Americans suffer from age-related macular degeneration? With many of the baby boomer generation beginning to reach their 60s this number will probably rise in the next few years. Some early signs of macular degeneration are unexplained shadowy areas, straight lines that look wavy, or dark spots in your vision. […]

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