Macular Degeneration

MACULAR DEGENERATION is a group of progressive eye disease conditions which involve deterioration of the macula, which is the central region of the retina. These diseases which are damaging the macula causing a lost of central vision.

The different types of Macular Degenerations are in particular:

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration (or Macular Dystrophy)
  • Stargardt's Disease (a type of Juvenile M.D.)

Moreover there are 2 general types of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD): Dry AMD and Wet AMD

Dry AMD: While dry AMD is more common (85-95 % of AMD patients) and develops slowly and therefore is able to be easily to detected and diagnosed in early stage with yearly routine eye examinations; the

Wet AMD: is less common, develops rapidly and more severe, so that an early detection is important to reduce the lost of vision and holding is stable.

People between 50-60 years of age suffers from MACULAR DEGENERATION. The primary symptom of AMD is progressive central vision loss. Individuals with the condition do not typically experience pain or discomfort. Instead, they may first notice that their central vision is a bit blurry, and they may have trouble reading or seeing when driving.

Our Eye Health Service at TALYA MEDICAL CENTER and Op.Dr. Mehtap Abay would appreciate to inform you in more detail.