WET MACULAR DEGENERATION
Wet Macular Degeneration Often Develops Quickly
Wet macular degeneration (AMD) is one of two types of AMD the other being known as dry macular degeneration. Wet AMD generally develops quickly unlike the dry form, which develops gradually over time. Wet AMD almost always begins after the onset of Dry macular degeneration.
In wet macular degeneration abnormal blood vessels begin to grow under the centre of the eye’s retina.
These newly formed blood vessels then start to leak and/or bleed causing scarring of the retina.
This then brings on the symptoms of distorted or impaired central vision.The distortion usually begins in one eye in Wet macular degeneration and may go on to affect the other eye in time.Patients experiencing recent onset distortion of vision need to be examined urgently as this could be an indicator that you have Wet AMD. If wet AMD is caught early and treated promptly there is now the possibility of arresting this disease and preventing sight loss.
Wet Macular Degeneration Symptoms
- Straight lines, for example edges of doors and window frames may look curved rather than straight.
- Blind spots may occur in the middle of your field of vision. If left untreated this can become larger and develop into what is known as a central scotoma.
- Experiencing a decreased brightness or intensity of colours.
- A very sudden onset.
- A rapid worsening of the condition
If wet macular degeneration is left untreated the disease can continue to cause rapid permanent loss of vision. However there are several treatment options that can help to arrest or slow down the progression of this condition.