We are a research charity and cannot write fully about various eye conditions. A short 'portrait' is given here on some eye diseases but for more information we suggest you contact your GP or Optician if you are experiencing eye problems. A referral to your nearest eye clinic will be made by your Doctor or Optometrist if necessary.
Age-related macular degeneration
Age related macular degeneration is the most common cause of blindness in the western world. The delicate cells of the macula become damaged and stop working. If this occurs late in life, it is called 'age related macular degeneration' or AMD. There are two types of AMD known as 'Dry' and 'Wet'. Please click on the links below the video to obtain further information relating to eye diseases.
People with age related macular degeneration have a gradual loss of central vision.
We have a growing team of scientists working of discovering some of the causes of this devastating disease. With your help this will lead to new or improved treatments or therapies in the future.
You may find it helpful to watch this video which follows a patient who has 'wet' AMD through a visit to Southampton Eye Unit.