Macular Degeneration or
Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
Macular degeneration or
age related macular degeneration
degenerative disease of the retina that causes progressive
loss of vision in the center of the eye. There are two types of age-related
macular degeneration, dry
and wet. Dry macular degeneration results when yellow-white deposits called drusen accumulate under the macula, which is the central portion of the retina.
Scientists don't know exactly why this occurs. In wet macular degeneration,
abnormal blood vessel growth forms under the macula and leaks fluid damaging
photoreceptor cells. Wet age-related
macular degeneration can progress rapidly
and cause serious damage. If macular degeneration is caught early, however, laser surgery may be
able to prevent extensive vision loss - Low Vision. The risk of developing macular
degeneration increases with age and the disease is the most common cause of
vision loss in people over the age of 55, particularly women. While
significantly reduces vision, age-related
macular degeneration does not cause
total blindness. People describe macular
degeneration as having a spot or blurry space in the
middle of their vision that interferes with daily tasks like reading and
The term macular degeneration
generally refers to age-related macular degeneration (AMD or ARMD)
although macular degeneration can occur at a youthful age.
Typical reading solutions for macular
degeneration are desktop
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Individuals with macular degeneration
who find seeing a computer display difficult may benefit from a screen magnifier
or screen reader. macular degeneration users expressed a
significant improvement in viewing a computer display with such
programs. Individuals with macular degeneration can call or email
NanoPac and ask for a free program CD to try a screen magnifier or
Macular degeneration will can cause
difficulty viewing television. NanoPac has inexpensive TV viewing
glasses which will greatly enhance your television viewing if you have
macular degeneration. These same glasses will help in watching
outside sporting events such as football, baseball and soccer.
If you have macular degeneration or
know someone with macular degeneration please give NanoPac a call and an
experienced staff member will be glad to assist you.
If you need assistance please call NanoPac, Inc.
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