I've just been diagnosed with age related macular degeneration (AMD), what happens next?

This depends on the type of AMD you have been diagnosed with:

  • If you have been told you have 'wet' AMD, you should be offered treatment which will mean monthly visits to the hospital.
  • If you have been told you have 'dry' AMD, you may be seen at the hospital again in 6 to 12 months, or you may be discharged from the hospital into the care of your optometrist who will monitor your eyes regularly.

Whatever type of AMD you have been diagnosed with, if you notice a sudden change in vision you should get in touch with your hospital as soon as possible.

For further information on AMD see Is there any treatment for age related macular degeneration (AMD)? and What is age related macular degeneration (AMD)?

 

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