THE MACULA DEGENERATION
WHAT IS THE MACULA DEGENERATION?
It is a degenerative disease of the macula, the central area of the retina, and the most important one for our eyesight.
It is the leading cause of blindness in people over 50 in developed countries.
There are two typs:
• Dry or atrophic AMD. Over the years, there is mainly a thinning of the central area of the retina.
• Wet or exudative AMD. It is an active form of the disease that is characterized by the sudden onset of blurred and distorted central vision. It differs from the other form in that it develops faster as new blood vessels are formed in it, which bleed and leak.
Loss of the central area of the field of vision.
It’s painless and progressive.
This depends on the particular situation and the degree of development. Today antioxidants, antiangiogens are used …
It is important to personalize each case.