About Wet AMD
Wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD) is a chronic eye disorder, resulting in symptoms that can quickly get worse. It is one of the leading causes of vision loss in people aged 50 years and older. With early detection and treatment, symptoms may be managed, and in some cases, vision may be improved.
Inside an eye
with wet AMD
Wet AMD develops when abnormal blood vessels grow under the macula, which is the part of the eye that is responsible for central vision and seeing detail.
These blood vessels leak blood and fluid in the back of the eye.
This can scar the macula, causing symptoms such as blurred vision, wavy lines, dull colors, or blind spots.
Who's at risk for developing wet AMD?
While the exact causes of wet AMD are unknown, certain factors have been found to put people at greater risk for developing wet AMD, such as:
of wet AMD
How can wet AMD change your vision?
Wet AMD can affect your vision in a number of different ways. You may find that these vision changes can interfere with everyday activities, such as reading, writing, household chores, and the ability to see faces.
Wet AMD symptoms and progression affect everyone differently. If you're experiencing any of these symptoms, talk to your doctor right away
Lifestyle tips to help manage wet AMD
Research suggests making a few lifestyle changes may slow the progression of wet AMD:
Eat a nutritious diet with plenty of vitamins and minerals,
often found in green, leafy vegetables.
Regular physical activity can help keep your eyes healthy.
Do not smoke
Quitting smoking may help slow vision loss. Ask your
doctor for help to quit.
Stay on track with your treatment plan
Be sure to follow your treatment plan and see your