Common Retina Dystrophies

There are also conditions that are more common that cause Retinal Dystrophy. Some are age related or have an environmental component.

Age-related Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a disease that causes the gradual loss of sight due to blurring or loss of central vision. This is often as a result of a deterioration of the macula, a yellow pigmented structure at the back of the eye that is responsible for our detailed colour vision.

Diabetes Related Sight Loss

Diabetes is a disease that occurs when the pancreas does not secrete enough insulin or the body is unable to process it properly. Insulin is the hormone that regulates the level of sugar (glucose) in the blood.

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