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Age-related Macular Degeneration

Age-related Macular Degeneration - What it is

​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.

Age-related Macular Degeneration (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 Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) than non-smokers.

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Normal Vision


Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) - Eye Conditions and Treatments SingHealth
Vision affected by Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)


Age-related Macular Degeneration - Preparing for surgery

Age-related Macular Degeneration - Post-surgery care

Age-related Macular Degeneration - Other Information

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