Age related macular degeneration (AMD)
This is the most common cause of blind registration in the industrialised countries such as the UK. There are two types, one is dry and the other is wet AMD. If you, your Optician or your GP are concerned about recent episode of reduced vision, it is perfectly advisable to be seen by an Ophthalmologist and have your macula, which is the centre of the vision, tested. The test will include two-dimensional and three-dimensional assessment of the macula. There are treatment modalities especially for the wet AMD, including laser and injections inside the eye.
Degas, Ballet dancers: This creative artist suffered from a form of progressive macular degeneration. Degas central vision began to deteriorate. Therefore he used his imagination or sometimes avoided depicting very central and fine details in his paintings.