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Maximise the time with your eye specialist

Every person’s journey with wet AMD is different, so it’s important to have the right information at the right time to help you have better conversations with medical professionals. 

Take a short questionnaire to receive your tailored discussion guide. 

Understanding age-related macular degeneration

What is age-related macular degeneration? What are the two 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'.

Risk factors and symptoms

Family history and lifestyle play a role

Learn about risk factors for AMD and symptoms caused by the condition.

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, leading to difficulty in everyday activities, such as reading, recognising faces and driving.

Diagnosis: What this means and what happens next

Looking ahead after an AMD diagnosis

Find out what to expect from diagnosis, and how to prepare for life with AMD.

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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.

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