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AMD Information on Age Related Macular Degeneration

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This website is designed to provide you with information about Age-related Macular Degeneration (commonly referred to as AMD). It describes what AMD is, as well as how it affects your vision and how to identify the signs and symptoms of the condition. It will also tell you what you should do if you have any concerns, or if you want more detailed information about AMD.

What is AMD?

AMD (Age-related Macular Degeneration) is a condition that can affect your eyes as you get older. In fact, in the over 50s, AMD is the leading cause of sight loss in Ireland, with over 7,000 new cases in Ireland every year.1 AMD affects the macula - a small part of the eye responsible for central vision which allows you to see detail. AMD usually starts in one eye and is highly likely to affect the other eye at a later stage. There are two types of AMD, dry AMD and wet AMD. For more information see "Facts about AMD"


Click here for full details on the Irish Times Health Supplement.


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