Facts About Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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This information was developed by the National Eye Institute to help patients and their families search for general information about age-related macular degeneration. An eye care professional who has examined the patient's eyes and is familiar with his or her medical history is the best person to answer specific questions.

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National Eye Institute (NEI)



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Table of Contents

  • What is AMD?
  • Who is at risk?
  • How is AMD detected?
  • What are the stages of AMD?
  • Early AMD
  • Intermediate and late AMD
  • Advanced neovascular AMD
  • Questions to ask your eye care professional about treatment
  • Loss of Vision
    • Where to go for services
    • What are some low vision devices?
  • Questions to ask your eye care professional about low vision
  • Charles Bonnet syndrome (Visual Hallucinations)
  • Coping with AMD
  • Information for family members
  • Where can I get more information?

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