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May 27, 2020

Macular Dystrophy / Macular Degeneration

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Macular Dysstrophy


Macular dystrophy is a form of rare, genetic eye disorder. It causes loss of vision, because it affects the retina in the back of a person's eye. To be more precise: it leads to damage of cells in an area in the retina that is called 'macula.' 

The macula is the part of the eye that is responsible for central vision. 

Ophthalmology and science are dealing with this kind of eye disease more intense only since the 1980s. So it has probably remained unrecognized over many years. 

Me, for one, might have been one of the unrecognized cases, when an ophthalmologist thought I was kind of colorblind. 

 

 

Macular Degeneration  


Macular degeneration is the leading cause of severe and irreversible loss of vision in people over the age of 60. 

Macular degeneration, also known as age-related macular degeneration (AMD or ARMD), may result in blurred or no vision in the center of the visual field. 

It occurs when the small central portion of the retina, which is called the 'macula', deteriorates. 





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About this text

Jutta's Story texts were originally written in 2016-2017.
Since
end of 2018 I am officially legally blind..
And I am proud to be a member of the Malta Society of the Blind.