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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'.

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Man walks beside church wall

Healthy living and
your vision

Take charge of your eye health through healthy behaviours

Lifestyle changes you can make today can have a positive effect on your health overall, your eye health, and help you maintain your independence for longer.

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.

Household 'hacks': Five tips to help you stay independent at home

Simple changes could make big differences at home

Navigating your home can become challenging because of vision loss. From using contrasting colours to adding lighting, learn what adaptations you can make to ensure you can continue to enjoy your home and live independently.

 

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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