As the name implies End Stage AMD is most common in those over the age of 65. This condition effects one of the most sensitive parts of the eye, the retina. Unlike wet and dry AMD, End Stage AMD is the most advanced and dangerous form of the disease. End Stage AMD can result in complete and irreversible loss of vision resulting in people being classed legally blind.
The most common symptoms of End Stage AMD are similar to that of Dry and Wet AMD:
Unlike the early stages of age related macular degeneration these symptoms are extremely aggressive and can result in complete loss of vision if untreated.
There are a series of factors that may increase your risk of developing Wet AMD:
If you are experiencing any form of blurred vision we would recommend that you come in and see one of our highly skilled optometrists and advise on how we can help as the condition can be combatted with procedures such as intraocular lens surgery.