The prevalence and cost of Dry AMD
The Impact of AMD
People suffering from late stage Dry AMD inevitably face challenges in everyday activities like reading, driving, watching TV, and even recognising the faces of friends and family members.
The Physiology of AMD
The macula is a small area at the back of the retina, responsible for central vision. As the name suggests, AMD refers to the degeneration of the macula which results in the progressive loss of central vision.
In Dry AMD, the most prevalent form of the disease, yellowish deposits called drusen develop under the retina. This can kill the light sensitive cells of the macula, causing loss of central vision.