Macular Degeneration: Types

Macular Degeneration: Types

Macular degeneration: A common Chronic Eye Disorder

Macular degeneration is a common chronic eye disorder that causes blurred or reduced central vision or a blind spot in your visual field due to the thinning of the macula.

Types of Macular Degeneration include:

  1. Dry macular degeneration: it is the most common type (90% of cases). It causes mild to a moderate gradual loss of vision over many years. It may first develop in one eye and then affect both. Over time the vision may worsen and affect the ability to do day to day activities such as read, drive and recognize faces.
  2. Wet macular degeneration: It is the less common type but associated with a rapidly progressive loss of vision. Central vision may be completely lost within a few weeks. The wet type always starts in the beginning as a dry type.

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