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Find out how you can stay independent for longer with wet AMD

Hear from Pat, Judith and Liz as they share the tips and tricks that help them maintain their independence.

Judith

Hear how Judith has created an environment that allows her to continue to live an independent life with wet AMD.

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Liz

Find out how Liz has adapted to the changes that living with wet AMD can bring - including how ballet has helped with her balance.

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Pat

Pat shares how small changes in the home and the support of technology are helping him live more independently with wet AMD. 

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Understanding age-related macular degeneration

What is age-related macular degeneration? What are the different forms and what are the symptoms?

AMD is a long-term, degenerative eye disease that gradually affects a person's sight, often making it blurry or distorted, or causing gaps or dark spots in central vision. There are two types of AMD, known as 'dry' and 'wet'.

Disease activity
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Wet age-related macular degeneration: Disease activity

Development and progression of wet AMD

In wet AMD, faulty blood vessels leak fluid and blood in the back of the eye, which can permanently scar the macula. If disease activity isn't controlled, central vision will gradually get worse.

Staying safe when attending appointments

Hospitals and eye clinics are following a range of safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep you safe during your appointment.

Read a few tips to help you prepare for your next appointment.

Building a support network

Support networks can help you navigate life with vision impairment

You can find comfort, control and independence in planning for ways to best live with vision loss. For many people, this starts with building or expanding a support network.

Monitoring wet AMD progression

Take an active role in managing your wet AMD

Wet AMD can develop quickly and worsen over time. As everyone's journey with the condition is different, it is important to monitor the progression of your wet AMD on an ongoing basis.

 

See What’s Next is a Novartis disease awareness campaign which has been developed with the support of the Macular Society

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