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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.


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



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



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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Man looks at computer screen through magnifying glass

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.

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What to expect at an eye care appointment for wet AMD

Find out what you can expect when you attend eye care appointments, so you can prepare for your next hospital visit.

Attending hospital appointments for injections may seem daunting if you are unsure on what to expect. This article aims to prepare you for your next hospital visit, to help you feel in control.

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From dry to wet AMD

Learn how to distinguish wet macular degeneration from dry macular degeneration.

Dry macular degeneration is an eye condition that causes blurry or reduced central vision. In some people, dry macular degeneration may progress to wet macular degeneration, a more severe form of the disease. It is vital to monitor your vision at home for signs that it may be progressing to wet macular degeneration.


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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