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Dry Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in the UK. Both dry (atrophic) and wet (fibrovascular) types are very common over age 50 years. Symptoms include deterioration of central vision and distortion. These can occur gradually over months or years as in the dry type, or suddenly as in the wet type.

 

About 10% of dry macular degeneration can progress to wet macular degeneration. It is important to check your central vision on a regular basis. If you notice any worsening distortion, you should see your optometrist or eye specialist urgently.

Vitamins have been shown in some studies to be beneficial in preventing worsening of moderate macular degeneration to advanced stages. The Vitamins have been termed AREDS II formula. Please ask at any pharmacy.

Risk Factors

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