Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a chronic irreversible medical condition that results in vision loss in the centre of the visual field (the macula) because of damage to the retina.
This condition may make it difficult for the patient to read, recognise faces or drive safely. Peripheral vision remains intact for most people, allowing them to remain independent for most daily activities.
AMD is one of the leading causes of blindness affecting those 50 years or older. Studies from the Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI) have shown that smokers are four times more likely to develop the “wet” or advanced form of AMD than non-smokers.
Vision affected by Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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