A 21-year-old member asked:
what is the relationship between blindness and age-related macular degeneration?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Ron Jones answered
44 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Can and does cause blindness. Dr. J.
Answered on Feb 15, 2012
Dr. Benjamin Chun answered
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Damage retina: Armd causes damage to the rods and cones of the retina. You need rods and cones to see. If its damaged you have blindness.
Answered on Mar 30, 2016
Dr. Randall Wong answered
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: Age-related macular degeneration (armd) affects only central vision. While patients may lose ability to read, they never go completely blind. Patients with armd can become "legally blind." peripheral, or side vision, is preserved. Blindness, where patients can't detect movement or light (everything is dark), is complete loss of central and peripheral vision.
Answered on Feb 7, 2015
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