Causes



Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD/ARMD)


AMD is a leading cause of vision loss among Americans over age 60. It accounts for nearly half of all low vision cases. It is caused when the part of the eye responsible for sharp, straight-on vision – the macula – breaks down and causes a loss of central vision.
This is normal vision


This is what vision with AMD looks like
This is vision with AMD


Glaucoma


Glaucoma has no warning signs and can lead to total blindness if left untreated. Portions of vision are lost as it progresses.  To learn more about glaucoma, click here.





Diabetic Retinopathy


According to the National Eye Institute, more than 30 percent of Americans diagnosed with diabetes

have some form of diabetic retinopathy. It is a major cause of blindness.
This is what vision with Glaucoma looks like.
This is vision with glaucoma



Retinitis Pigmentosa


This is a group of inherited diseases affecting the retina, and resulting in progressive vision loss.


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