Early Macular Degeneration Treatment Important
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a progressive eye disease that affects older men and women, specifically those above the age of 50. AMD is the common cause of irreversible vision loss among the elderly; the condition impacts the retina, the part of the eye responsible for central vision and sharpness.
Naturally, early detection of macular degeneration is critical; unfortunately, GlobalData epidemiologists found that less than half of AMD cases were diagnosed in 2019. This is not a novel phenomenon. A 2017 study published in JAMA Ophthalmology showed that a significant number of AMD cases go undetected and undiagnosed in the primary eye care setting.
Primary eye care doctors require better training on how to assess and diagnose AMD accurately.
If you or someone you love is having difficulties due to vision loss, then please reach out to SDCB to learn more about our programs and services.