Tag: dry macular degeneration

Getting Clear on Genetic Tests for Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in people over age 50. This irreversible disease damages the macula, located in the middle of the eye. It’s the area responsible for central vision, which enables us to see objects that are straight ahead. Losing the middle field

New Eye Chart Enables Earlier Detection of AMD

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) accounts for more than half of all cases of blindness, and is the leading cause of severe vision loss in Americans over age 65.
Standard letter charts used to test visual acuity, such as the Snellen eye chart, are not consistent or sensitive enough to give an

How Safe Are You Behind the Wheel?

The ability to drive keeps older adults active and independent, but eventually their driving skills begin to wane. This puts them at greater risk for auto accidents. In fact, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of injury among adults between ages 65 and 75, and the second leading among

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