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What is the relationship between blindness and age-related macular degeneration?

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Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Benjamin Chun
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Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Age-related macular degeneration does not cause total blindness, but rather central vision loss/low-vision only. The peripheral vision is always spared in the natural history of ARMD, and you might find many solutions with a low-vision rehabilitation specialist. Something can be done; do not lose hope..
Dr. Randall Wong
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Ron Jones
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Can and does cause blindness. Dr. J.

In brief: Yes

Can and does cause blindness. Dr. J.
Dr. Ron Jones
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