Archives for Macular Degeneration

What Is Macular Degeneration?

Facts About AMD AMD causes damage to the macula and can gradually destroy your central, sharp vision. AMD, or age related macular degeneration, is a common eye condition and a leading cause of vision loss among people age 55 and older. It is the most common cause of legal blindness in this age group. (Legal blindness means that a person can see 6/60 or less with glasses.)  The macula is made up of millions of light-sensing cells. It is the most sensitive part of the retina and is smaller than the size of a pinhead. The macula allows us to make
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Categories: Eye Conditions and Eye Health.

Protect Your Eyes From UV Rays

How Can I Protect My Eyes From Harmful UV Rays?   New Zealand has high ultraviolet (UV) radiation levels during summer. This is due to Earth’s orbit around the sun which puts New Zealand closer to the sun during summer time and our low air pollution and large ozone hole allowing more UV radiation through. Many people do not realise that exposure to UV rays can harm eyes and affect vision. How Do UV Rays Damage Eyes? UV rays are classified in three different groups – UVA, UVB and UVC. The mid range UVB rays are a risk factor for
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Categories: Eye Health.