Age-related macular degeneration (ARMD); AMD; senile macular degeneration (SMD) is an older name that is no longer in common use.
Although there is no known way to prevent macular degeneration, lifestyle factors can reduce your risk of developing the condition:
See your eye care professional regularly for dilated eye exams.
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