Wet Age-related Macular Degeneration (wet AMD) is a degenerative eye disease. If left untreated, the vision will deteriorate or be lost forever, according to a leading ophthalmologist of South Africa, Dr. Joanne Miller.
Pain is debilitating, leaving people who suffer from this incurable and dependent on family members or caregivers to help even basis. Imagine having to see your grandchildren when handling them, and are forced to only see the world in your eyes.
AMD usually does not develop until the sixth or seventh decade of life although there are documented cases in young adults and even children. In fact, an increasing number of young people who reported cases of retinal degeneration, which, if detected at an early stage of decay, it can be treated. ТЙ
Until now it was difficult to determine whether it is an inherited condition due to the late start, but studies show patterns of family conditions, which suggests that there is a genetic cause of AMD.
There are two types of AMD: the ‘wet’ and ‘dry’. Wet AMD is an advanced form of AMD, which resulted in rapid loss of vision. wet AMD is also unusual dry AMD, accounting for 10% of patients with AMD. However, according to the World Health Organization, the overall AMD is caused by the third largest worldwide loss of vision, and the single largest cause of vision loss in the western world. While also becoming more common in the Caucasian population, increasing evidence that wet AMD in other population groups.
An early symptom of wet AMD are distortion of lines and shapes, the lines appear wavy or ordinary everyday things like door frames look crooked. A blind spots or dark areas usually results in loss of central vision as forming one, limiting the landscape around.
According to Dr. Miller “before you start treatment, the more you can save vision, such delays could lead to the possibility of blindness.”
There is only one recognized treatment for this condition at the time, which not only stops the development of wet AMD but also reverse its development, restoring hope, landscape and light.