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Age-related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

February is Age-related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month. 

What Are the Symptoms of AMD?

The early stages of age-related macular degeneration may not have any symptoms.  However, the first sign of macular degeneration is usually a distortion of straight lines. This may progress to a gradual loss of central vision as seen in the pictures below.

Who is most at risk?

This disease is more common in Caucasians. The risk doubles if you smoke, according to research.  Also, anyone who has a family history of AMD is at higher risk.

How is AMD treated?

AMD has no known cure, but treatment may prevent severe vision loss or slow the progression of the disease considerably. The type of treatment should be determined by your ophthalmologist.

To find out more about Age-Related Macular Degeneration or if you feel you may be at risk, call 800/467-1393 today to schedule an appointment with one of our Board Certified Retina Specialists in Dothan, Andalusia, Destin, Panama City, and Albany.