Macular degeneration is a very serious condition of the eye. It develops over the years and if left untreated can result in the deterioration of the sight and even blindness. There are treatments available and even natural methods such as following a good diet to help prevent it from occurring. Here you will find an explanation of how to prevent it and what to do if you have it.
There are two different types of macular degeneration. The first is know as dry AMD (age-related macular degeneration.) This occurs when the cells in the macular part of the eye that are light sensitive start to deteriorate and break down. The other type of this condition is called wet AMD and this is rarer and caused when the blood vessels in the eye begin to grow abnormally and therefore start to leak. The leaking makes the retina start to pull away from the eye wall which leads to swelling and if left untreated eventual blindness. Either way, when the retina begins to fail the result is blurred vision or seeing straight lines as wavy. It is extremely serious and should not be ignored. (more…)