Age Related Macular Degeneration
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This site aims at raising the awareness of this devastating disease for the older person.
Work currently being undertaken at the University of Manchester in the UK, in conjunction with Elektron technology UK and MuMac Ltd to develop new techniques for earlier detection of signs of AMD and easier tests for measuring macular pigment, indicates examples of the progress being made in this direction.
earlier the risk is diagnosed - the sooner you can
take action to slow progress down. Normally
there is slow progression from the dry form of AMD
to more serious (sometimes Wet AMD) levels but
modifying lifestyles and diet can significantly slow
it down. Current research shows that dry AMD
progression can be significantly slowed down.