ResearchMoz presents this most up-to-date research on “Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Global Market: Trends and Opportunities 2017-2020”.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a condition affecting older people, and involves the loss of the person’s central field of vision. Several forms of AMD exist such as early AMD, late AMD, dry AMD, Wet AMD etc. Globally, the disease ranks third as a cause of blindness after cataract and glaucoma. The main factor is ageing and other risk factors may include the use of tobacco, genetic tendencies, the degree of pigmentation (with light colored eyes being at higher risk), arterial hypertension, the ultraviolet rays, and consumption of a non-balanced diet. As for the cure of the disease, there is at present no definitive treatment. Palliative treatments which are able to retard the progress of the disease include the use of intravitreous drugs or injections, lasers, dynamic phototherapy and sometimes surgery.