Proven Facts You Should Know About Macular Degeneration

Two Stages Of Late Macular Degeneration

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There are two additional stages of late macular degeneration. Geographic atrophy occurs when there is a gradual breakdown of macula cells that are responsible for detecting light. These changes make it hard for the eye to send visual information to the brain. Neovascular macular degeneration occurs when abnormal blood vessels develop underneath the retina and leak fluid such as blood, which may cause swelling and damage to the eye. Having both conditions in one eye is possible.

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