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 referred to your local eye clinic for treatment within 2 weeks.
  • If you have been told you have 'dry' AMD, you may not be referred to the hospital unless the diagnosis requires confirmation or the optometrist thinks the hospital has a low vision service.

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)? 

You can also contact the Macular Society on 0300 30 30 111.

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