My notes for talk about AMD – Macular

AMD Facts (source Macular Society):

  • 51% of over 65s have the start of AMD

  • 15% of all over 80s have advanced AMD

  • time from initial symptoms to severe is usually between 6 and 12 months

AMD causes progressive deterioration of sight:

  • no driving

  • no reading (newspapers, TV programmes, books, signs,)

  • no writing

  • fewer smiles, no face recognition. No eye contact

  • loss of colour definition, and clarity; need more light,

  • no depth perception

AMD Pre-emptive defence:

  • Get OCT scan from Peter Marson in Church Road Hove
  • Take Lutein

  • Get fit, you’ll be walking a lot!)

  • Get a good smartphone

  • Join Shoreham AMD Support Group at The Shoreham Centre

  • Give me a call, Cliff on 07582 902922

  • Use your sense of humour, plenty of obstinacy, and a pair of waterproof shoes

Cliff Jenkins, February 2016

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