The study found that Lucentis produced more improvement in central vision
and little change in side vision when compared to laser therapy.
Coun Moira Smith, lead member for public health and wellbeing, said: "Smoking can double the risk of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) - when central vision
becomes blurred and distorted making everyday activities like watching TV, reading, driving and even recognising the faces of family and friends more difficult or impossible.
It can lead to loss of peripheral and central vision
, or cause blurred or cloudy vision.
Age-related macular degeneration, the most common cause of vision loss in the UK, affects the central vision
A PARTIALLY sighted pensioner has had his central vision
restored for the first time in nearly a decade after he received a "bionic eye" at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital.
Mr Flynn has experienced deteriorating central vision
for the last eight years, which has affected his quality of life, but is now looking forward to a clearer view of his beloved Manchester United on television.
In the implanted eye, the device renders enlarged central vision
images over a wide area of the retina to improve central vision
, while the non-operated eye provides peripheral vision for mobility and orientation.
Often linked to age macular degeneration (MD), it sees a gradual loss of central vision
, though onset can also be rapid.
With projections indicating that the number of cases of late AMD will reach 679,000 by 2020, a significant number of patients will be facing the news that they are developing signs of macular disease or will already be living with central vision
The retinal disease causes a gradual loss of central vision
The telescope implant improves visual acuity and quality of life for suitable patients with AMD whose sight is permanently obstructed by a blind spot in their central vision
, making it difficult or impossible to see faces, read, and perform everyday activities such as watching TV, preparing meals, and self-care.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects the central vision
and is the most common cause of sight loss in the UK.