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Macular DegenerationMyths

8 Top Myths About AMD

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Brad Neathery

MYTH: You'll know right away if you have AMD.


Visually impaired man with cane at cross walk
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MYTH: AMD leads to total blindness.


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Jonathan Pielmayer

MYTH: Eating carrots will improve your vision.


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senior man smoking cigarette
Ali Yahya

MYTH: Smoking doesn't affect vision.


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MYTH: Many young people get AMD.


Senior blind man with guide dog walking down the stairs in city
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MYTH: Everyone with wet AMD will eventually go blind.


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MYTH: Dry ADM is easier to treat than the wet form.


man reading in dim light
Indonesia Bertauhid

MYTH: Reading in dim light will damage your eyes.


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