Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Foundation for Fighting Blindness: Age-Related Macular Degeneration {Informative Post}

Have you or someone you love been battling Age-Related Macular Degeneration or AMD?  AMD is an eye disease that causes the loss of central vision.  The Foundation for Fighting Blindness strives to bring awareness to AMD and help those who face it's challenges.

I could never imagine not being able to see but blindness has become close to my heart because it has affected a loved one I have been very close to for many years now.  My dear friend found out a while back that he was losing his eyesight and it has progressed until he can no longer see well.  It just goes to show that AMD can happen to anyone so when I was asked to write this post, I knew it was something I could truly relate to.  Just watching his struggles has made me realize how we take our vision for granted every day.

AMD is not always something that comes with answers as to why it happens.  Doctors believe it can be related to genetics, smoking, too much exposure to bright sunlight, and hypertension among many other things.  There is no sure answer for the reason this happens at all.

People who have AMD may notice that they have blurred vision.  Things like reading or sewing can become difficult.  Blind spots may become visible in the person's vision.  The degree of visual loss depends on the type of AMD.

There are treatments available to help treat AMD.  Speaking with your doctor would be the best way to determine what is the right treatment for you or your loved one.  They can help determine what would be best for you.

To learn more about Age-Related Macular Degeneration and the Foundation for Fighting Blindness, please stop by their website.  There you will find tons of information on AMD and the choices available for treatment.  Resources and support are also available on the website.

For additional information, I am including a video provided by Foundation for Fighting Blindness which can also be found on their website.

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