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    AMD and your eye health

    Everything you need to know about age-related macular degeneration.

    Let’s answer some common questions about AMD

    AMD is a chronic, painless disease of the macular. The macula is the area at the centre of the retina, in the back of your eye.

    Age-related macular degeneration is responsible for half of all blindness and severe vision loss in Australia. One in seven people over the age of 50 have signs of AMD, but may not know it. The eye health video series below will help you learn more about AMD. You’ll also learn how to reduce your risk, or slow progression of the disease if you already have it.

    If you need more information after watching the eye health video series, try our resources section, check out our education sessions or just give us a call on 1800 111 709. All MDFA services are free.

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    Feature video: What is AMD?

    More videos on AMD and your eye health

    • How does the eye work?

      Your eye works a little like a traditional film camera. This video explains more.

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    • What are the different types of AMD?

      AMD is classified into three stages – early, intermediate and late. Late AMD can be either wet (neovascular) or dry (atrophic).

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    • What are the risk factors for AMD?

      There are four major risk factors for age-related macular degeneration.

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    • What are the symptoms of AMD?

      You can have early signs of AMD without even knowing.

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    • I've been diagnosed with AMD, what do I need to tell my family?

      If you have been diagnosed with AMD, your first degree relatives – that’s your siblings or your children – have a 50 per cent risk of developing it, too.

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    • Can I cure my AMD?

      There’s no cure for AMD, but there are ways to maintain your central vision for as long as possible.

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    • Can I take supplements for AMD?

      Supplements might be good for your macular health, depending on your diagnosis.

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    • How do eye injections work?

      Standard treatment for wet (neovascular) AMD involves an injection into the eye. Find out more about how these injections work.

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    • What happens when they give me injections?

      Injecting a needle into your eye might sound scary, but it should be relatively painless.

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