Age-related macular degeneration
What is AMD?
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a chronic disease that affects the macula area of the retina and can lead to the progressive loss of central vision. The condition is painless and usually affects people over 50 years of age. In some people, AMD may progress slowly and its effects on vision may not be noticed, while in others it may progress faster and lead to rapid vision loss.
Types of age-related macular degeneration
AMD is classified into stages — Early, Intermediate and Late.
How long does it take to recover from AMD treatment?
Most people are able resume their normal activities within a few hours of their AMD treatment. However, you are advised not to drive on the day of your eye procedure, and you should avoid getting water into your eye for the first few days after your injection. It is also common for the surface of your eye to feel mildly irritated for the first 12 to 24 hours. These symptoms can often be minimised with frequent use of lubricant eye drops.