Inside the retina, close to its center, is the macula, which allows you to see the small details clearly. This makes daily activities such as driving, reading or watching television difficult to perform. Its evolution and therefore the loss of visual acuity, is slower than in the case of wet or exudative ARMD, which causes the patient to think that their central vision is good. In this type of macular degeneration, it is essential to treat it immediately in order to stop the loss of irreversible central vision.

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Estos carotenoides normalmente ocurren juntos, en diferentes proporciones, en los alimentos. La vitamina E se encuentra en los huevos, los cereales fortificados, frutas, germen de trigo, vegetales de hoja verde, nueces y aceites de nuez, los aceites vegetales y los granos enteros.

As many as 11 million people in the United States have some form of age-related macular degeneration. This number is expected to double to nearly 22 million by We're the leading nonprofit funder of research for the advanced form of macular degeneration.

The first few weeks after a diagnosis can be overwhelming, and leave you with many questions and concerns. If you are managing a new diagnosis, we have a Getting Started Guide that will help you understand and manage your disease. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email. Print this page. Sign up. Don't miss out. Macular Degeneration. BrightFocus Foundation. Disease Toolkit Discover tools to help you understand, manage, and live with your disease.

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A medida que la enfermedad progresa, el centro del campo visual del paciente puede estar manchado, distorsionado o perderse. Puede tener dificultad para distinguir dos colores de tonos similares cuando se encuentran uno al lado del otro. El problema puede agravarse con el resplandor. As many as 11 million people in the United States have some form of age-related macular degeneration.


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