Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in adults in the UK and Ireland. It is inextricably linked to ageing and leads to a painless loss of vision that can affect daily tasks such as reading, driving and recognising faces. Recent years has seen much progress in developing improved methods to detect, monitor and treat the condition. In this informative session researchers from the Centre for Optometry & Vision Science at Ulster University will introduce AMD, describe how this disease is detected and report how recent research may be turning the tide on the fight for sight with AMD.
This event is part of the Ulster University Healthy Ageing programme for the NI Science Festival.