Degenerazione Maculare Umida

Degenerazione Maculare Umida


Wet Age Related Macular Degeneration or Wet AMD is an eye condition that typically affects near and distance vision in 15% of people with Dry AMD. Wet AMD affects the retina at an area called the Macular. The effects of U.V light and ageing can cause changes to the retina. In some people, the effects of these changes result in the release of chemicals that promote the formation of abnormal blood vessels. These vessels are leaky and they bleed forming a blister at the Macular area. The new vessels and bleeding causes changes to the shape of the retina and result in rapid changes in vision. Symptoms of Wet AMD vary. One of the early signs is distortion of words and straight lines. If a bleed occurs, vision can deteriorate rapidly. With early detection, modern treatments can reduce the progression of Wet AMD.