Managing vision loss from macular degeneration disorders
Unfortunately despite optimal treatment some people may still go on to suffer significant loss of eyesight with AMD or other similar disorders. Its estimated that there are around 500,000 people with a significant loss of eyesight with around 250,000 people registered vision impaired from such conditions in the UK.
At Bettersight we are aware that poor vision from macular problems can come as a devastating blow to a patients quality of life. The impact that irreversible vision decline can have on psychological well being, job prospects and daily living can also be quite profound.
Sometimes formal treatment of the underlying condition may no longer be possible in which case its even more important for healthcare providers to provide as much support as possible to help people cope better with their eyesight problems.
In the following sections we outline both the supportive measures and some avant-garde surgical treatments that could be contemplated for managing vision loss from macular disorders.