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Eye Health

15 July 2010

Save your sight

Wet Age-related Macular Degeneration (wet AMD) is a degenerative eye disease. If left untreated, eyesight will worsen or be lost permanently.

Wet Age-related Macular Degeneration (wet AMD) is a degenerative eye disease. If left untreated, eyesight will worsen or be lost permanently, according to leading South African ophthalmologist, Dr. Joanne Miller.

Until now it has been difficult to determine whether it is an inherited condition because of its late onset, but studies are showing familial patterns of the condition, indicating that there are genetic causes of AMD. ¹

 

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