Keep an eye on your vision as you age

Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of severe vision loss in adults over the age 50. On May 23, residents and staff of Rand Aid’s Tarentaal retirement village heard what lifestyle changes they can make to lessen the likelihood of the condition, when fellow resident and Retina South Africa employee Karen FitzWilliam gave a talk about the condition. The first symptoms of AMD are usually visual distortion of straight lines and difficulties in reading, recognition of faces and other fine-focus visual tasks. Many AMD sufferers are also very sensitive to bright sunlight. Enjoying the interactive presentation are residents Elizabeth Andrews, Naomi de Villiers and Dee Gussenhoven.


 

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