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What Is Age-Related Macular Degeneration?

What Is Age-Related Macular Degeneration?

There was a time when eyecare specialists could do nothing to stop the advance of age-related macular degeneration. Advances in medical therapy offer the potential of halting the vision loss associated with age-related macular degeneration and, in some instances, restoring lost vision. But what is age-related macular degeneration, and what

Annoying Visual Floaters And Flashers

Floaters and flashers are more common after age 50.

Floaters look like small black dots or strings in your peripheral vision and tend to appear more often after the age of 50. These shadowy figures result when the part of your eye called the vitreous contracts.

“The vitreous

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

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