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Macular Degeneration  or Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Macular degeneration or age related macular degeneration is a degenerative disease of the retina that causes progressive loss of vision in the center of the eye. There are two types of age-related macular degeneration, dry and wet. Dry macular degeneration results when yellow-white deposits called drusen accumulate under the macula, which is the central portion of the retina. Scientists don't know exactly why this occurs. In wet macular degeneration, abnormal blood vessel growth forms under the macula and leaks fluid damaging photoreceptor cells. Wet age-related macular degeneration can progress rapidly and cause serious damage. If macular degeneration is caught early, however, laser surgery may be able to prevent extensive vision loss - Low Vision. The risk of developing macular degeneration increases with age and the disease is the most common cause of vision loss in people over the age of 55, particularly women. While macular degeneration significantly reduces vision, age-related macular degeneration does not cause total blindness.  People describe macular degeneration as having a spot or blurry space in the middle of their vision that interferes with daily tasks like reading and driving. The term macular degeneration generally refers to age-related macular degeneration (AMD or ARMD) although macular degeneration can occur at a youthful age.

Typical reading solutions for macular degeneration are desktop magnifiers:

Magnifier for Macular Degeneration

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Individuals with macular degeneration who find seeing a computer display difficult may benefit from a screen magnifier or screen reader.  macular degeneration users expressed a significant improvement in viewing a computer display with such programs. Individuals with macular degeneration can call or email NanoPac and ask for a free program CD to try a screen magnifier or screen reader. 

Macular degeneration will can cause difficulty viewing television.  NanoPac has inexpensive TV viewing glasses which will greatly enhance your television viewing if you have macular degeneration.  These same glasses will help in watching outside sporting events such as football, baseball and soccer.

If you have macular degeneration or know someone with macular degeneration please give NanoPac a call and an experienced staff member will be glad to assist you. 

If you need assistance please call NanoPac, Inc.


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