It started as a blurred area just a little off the center of my vision, enough to be noticed but not that alarming, I thought. I had similar symptoms before and they disappeared on their own after a while. But this time, it did not. Instead it became steadily worse that by the time I was seen by the retina specialist, it was too late. Age-related macular degeneration or ARMD was the diagnosis, the same condition my father had though his came at a much later point in his life. If I had taken my symptoms more seriously and asked for help sooner, it is possible I could have have ended up with less visual loss.
Macular degeneration treatment breakthroughs inspire hope that someday we may see a cure to this disease. Promising treatments depend upon the stage of disease progression.
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