forms when the macula,
found in the middle of the retina, suffers any damage. The
macula is mainly responsible for your center of vision. It
helps with detailed tasks such as reading and driving. Damage
can result in a complete loss of central vision. Peripheral
vision would then have to make up for the central vision loss.
is thought to be age related. Senior citizens are those most
likely to acquire macular degeneration. There are two types
of macular degeneration you can get: dry and wet. The dry form
accounts for 90 percent of this disease. It usually forms in one eye
and forces the other eye to take over more of the central vision.
The wet form can be a much slower process. It is caused when
small blood vessels rupture under the retina.
of vision becomes distorted and fuzzy
can be used to stop any further growth but there is no treatment
for the disease. In some cases, nutrition has been linked to ceasing
development of this disease. So far, there are only ways to stop
the spread this disease, not cure it.