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Title: Age Related Macular Degeneration – Overview of Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Risk factor, Prevention Treatment in India


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Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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What is Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)?
  • There are many layers of tiny cells present in
    Macula. As we grow older, these tiny cells do not
    function adequately. If they do not, then there
    is high probability of deposits building up in
    the retina. Also, new blood vessels will grow
    inside the retina. The new vessels are delicate,
    and often bleed easily. Under these different
    conditions, your retina will not function
    properly. You will have a distorted or blurred
    vision, and sometimes, no vision. Age-Related
    Macular Degeneration (AMD) has been identified as
    a common condition affecting people more than 50
    years old. In a few cases, Age-Related Macular
    Degeneration (AMD) develops slowly, affecting
    people at a later stage. In other cases, its
    progression can be evidently faster. When Macula
    or central portion of your eye deteriorates, the
    condition is called Macular degeneration. It is
    medically acknowledged as an incurable eye
    disease.

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What is Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)?
  • Under macular degeneration, an individual will
    not be able to see properly. In severe cases, the
    person will suffer total vision loss. When macula
    is damaged, its functioning process of recording
    the images and sending a brain signal via the
    optic nerve suffers.
  • The prevalence of age-related macular
    degeneration is increasing in Asia due to
    increase in life expectancy and rising incidents
    of diabetes among the younger population. As per
    the Centre for Eye Research Australia, prevalence
    of diabetic retinopathy among people ranged
    between 17 and 22 in India, and 43.1 in rural
    China in 2012. Age-related eye diseases such
    as glaucoma, cataract, diabetic retinopathy, and
    age-related macular degeneration, are the
    leading causes of visual impairment and
    blindness in North America. According to the
    American Academy of Ophthalmology, approximately
    22 million Americans aged 40 and above were
    affected by cataract and 2.3 million Americans
    were affected by glaucoma in 2011.

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Symptoms
  • What are the symptoms of Age-Related Macular
    Degeneration (AMD)?
  • Common signs of this Age Related Macular
    Degeneration include
  • - Blurred vision
  • - Need for more light to read.
  • - Reduced appreciate of colors.
  • - Difficulty in recognizing faces.
  • - Spot in your central vision.

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Treatment
  • What is the cost of Age-Related Macular
    Degeneration (AMD) in India?
  • Which specialty of doctor to be consulted for
    the treatment of Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    (AMD) in India?
  • An Ophthalmologist is to be consulted for
    the treatment of Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    (AMD) in India.
  • Which hospital to be preferred for Age-Related
    Macular Degeneration (AMD) in India?
  • Medanta - The Medicity hospital in India to be
    preferred for Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    (AMD) in India.

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FAQ's
  • 1. What are the causes of Age-Related Macular
    Degeneration (AMD)?
  • People with certain lifestyle habits are more
    prone to Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD).
    Some of the most probable causes include
  • - Smoking.
  • - Diabetes.
  • - Obesity.
  • - Family history.
  • - Growing age.
  • 2. What are the risks associated with Age-Related
    Macular Degeneration (AMD)?
  • The main risk factors include
  • - Total vision loss.
  • - Blurred vision getting stronger over time as
    there is a blank spot in the centre portion of
    the eye.
  • - Inability to view brighter images.

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  • 3. What are the possible ways to prevent
    Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)?
  • There are certain steps to reduce the risk of
    Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) which
    include
  • - Smoking should be avoided.
  • - Introduce spinach, fruits nuts, fish or fish
    oil, and carbohydrates in your diet.
  • - Keep your BP and cholesterol in check.
  • 4. How is Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    treated?
  • At Medanta in India, the types of treatment of
    Age-Related Macular Degeneration include
  • - Radiotherapy

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  • This procedure has been used to treat the
    Age-Related Macular Degeneration in an effective
    manner. Radiotherapy in combination with
    anti-VEGF might be of benefit in reducing the
    number of injections needed, but its long-term
    benefits remain unknown.
  • - Anti-VEGF Medication
  • It is a kind of drug used to block the chemical
    growth in the eye. This medication is injected
    into the eye under local anesthesia so that it
    does not hurt.
  • - Aflibercept (Eylea)
  • This is a new type of medication required to
    treat Age-Related Macular Degeneration condition.
    Common side effects of this medication include
    eye irritation, eye pain, minor bleeding, and
    more.

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  • - Photodynamic therapy
  • It will destroy the blood vessels, and prevent
    the damage and will stop the Age-Related macular
    degeneration from getting worse.
  • 5. What are the benefits of Early Detection of
    Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)?
  • The early detection of Age Related Macular
    Degeneration (AMD) increases the possibility of
    preventing the vision loss. The treatments can
    prove more effective if the condition Age Related
    Macular Degeneration (AMD) is diagnosed early.

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