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Why and How Macular Degeneration Affects Vision Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) affects vision because the macula is part of the retina of the eye. The macula is located behind the lens on the back of the eyeball and helps images get to the optic nerve so they can be interpreted by the brain. The macula has the specific purpose of focusing fine details and enables people to read, drive, and see things like facial expressions. So when the macula starts to break down and become dysfunctional, the central field of...

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Avastin: Reliable Vision Improvement For AMD Patients The wet type of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which occurs when the disease has progressed from the dry type, is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). The drug Avastin is used to treat the wet type of macular degeneration. According to amd.org, “Avastin was developed by Genentech to treat colon cancer. It uses the same antiangiogenic approach to stop the growth of blood vessels to the cancer tumor.” What is...

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Stages and Treatments for Age-Related Macular Degeneration The macula is a small spot in the center of the retina at the back of the eye. It is responsible for clarifying objects, perceiving color, and distinguishing fine details. The macula controls the ability to read, drive, recognize faces, and see objects directly in front of the viewer. When the macula becomes damaged, the vision in the center of the eye is affected rather than the periphery. Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the most common form of vision loss, more so than...

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