Guide to Ageing Vision

Types and treatments of macular degeneration

A recent survey showed that a majority of macular degeneration cases occur in elderly people, so that the terms macular degeneration and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are usually used interchangeably. As a result, most doctors believe that macular degeneration is closely associated with the eye’s natural aging.

Age-related vision changes and treatments

Age-related decline in eye is common among people in their 60s or older. Some eye problems such as presbyopia and cataracts are quite normal, while more serious age-related eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy may affect old people’s daily lives.