Wet or Dry: how to demystify your prognosis

Macular Degeneration: a type of vision loss characterized by the deterioration of the macula, the central section of the retina responsible for fine detail and central vision

 
 

Authorities on the Subject

If you are looking to understand the science behind Cataracts, it's important to check-in with the most trusted online resources. 

The National Eye Institute (NEI) is a critical resource to the general public about the formation, prevention and treatment of Cataracts.

The Mayo Clinic also provides additional useful information regarding risk factors and expert Q&A. Read here regarding Wet AMD and here regarding Dry AMD.

 
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Typical Functional Implications

A person with AMD generally experiences sensitivity to sunlight and glare, reduced acuity (or sharpness) in vision, and blind spots in their central vision. These characteristics all have enormous implications for safety and independence, and a VRT Assessment can help you overcome them with personalized goals. 

 

Medical Specialists

An ophthalmologist is a Medical Doctor (MD) who performs surgical operations. A optometrist, or Doctor of Optometry (DO), can provide you with an AMD diagnosis and recommendation for surgery. It's important to speak with you doctor if you've experienced any changes in your vision.