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Types Of Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is a condition in which the macula is affected, which is part of the retina that is concerned with central vision. As the name suggests, there is damage to the retina, and vision will be impaired or become blind. 

It is also called AMD (Age-related Macular Degeneration), this condition is the leading cause of blindness in the country, in people over 55 years. If you are suffering from the symptoms of macular degeneration then you should consult the best macular degeneration optometrist as soon as possible.

Types Of Macular Degeneration

There are two types of macular degeneration.

– Dry macular degeneration. 

– Wet macular degeneration

In the dry type, the cells in the macula gradually break causes blurred central vision. In the wet type, there is an abnormal growth of new blood vessels under the retina center. These blood vessels leak and scar the retina, resulting in damage or distortion of central vision.

Dry macular degeneration is very common and accounts for 90% of cases. Although the wet type was reported in only 10% of cases, it causes legal blindness in 90% of people. 

Wet macular degeneration is considered as an advanced form of macular degeneration and is always preceded by the dry type. It is also possible, for the beginning of the dry type of macular degeneration to turn suddenly into wet macular degeneration.