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Macula Degeneration

Macula degeneration is a disease of the aging eye. It is caused by changes in the light sensitive cells in the retina. Unfortunately it affect the cells in the macula area which is the part of the retina that is used for the most detailed vision.

Macula degeneration does not cause total blindness but because it affects the area of central vision things may disappear or become difficult to see when you look directly at them which causes problems with reading and watching television.

In the early stages of macula degeneration objects may appear distorted and straight lines look bent and it is often because of difficulty reading that people will seek an examination. Unfortunately, except in very rare cases, it is not possible to treat macula degeneration.

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