What is the age by which people start having age related eye problems?

What is the age by which people start having age related eye problems?

The dry type of AMD affects 9 out of 10 people with macular degeneration. It causes more gradual, subtle vision loss from the breakdown of cells in the retina. For example, you may see parts of letters, or straight lines may appear wavy. The dry type of AMD can develop into the wet type.

Other symptoms include:

  • Hazy vision
  • Needing extra light or having trouble when going from bright to low light
  • Trouble reading or recognizing people's faces
  • Colors appearing less vivid

The wet type of AMD causes sudden, severe loss of central vision from leaking blood vessels growing in or under the retina. You may see a large dark spot in the center of your vision. If you have these blind spots, see an eye doctor right away.

Other symptoms include:

  • Distorted vision
  • Objects appearing a different size for each eye
  • Colors appearing less vivid or differently in each eye

You may be more likely to get AMD if you smoke, have a family history of AMD, or are obese.

Other risk factors include genetics, exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light, and a lack of nutrients reaching the retina.

There is no cure for AMD, but there are options that may slow the progression of wet macular degeneration.

  • Anti-VEGF treatment limits growth of new blood vessels in the eye that can threaten vision.
  • Thermal laser treatment uses heat to disrupt the disease.
  • Photodynamic therapy destroys blood vessels in the eye that are leaking and damaging vision.



There is no age factor in this.

2/16/2015
Geetika (10 posts) 

Generally, 40 is the age considered by many when age related eye trouble starts manifesting.

3/25/2015
Dweep (202 posts) 


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