I've just had a diagnosis of AMD, what happens next?

This depends on the type of AMD (age-related macular degeneration) you have been diagnosed with:

  • If you have been told you have 'wet' AMD, you should be offered treatment which will mean monthly visits to the hospital.
  • If you have been told you have 'dry' AMD, you may be seen at the hospital again in 6 to 12 months, but you may be discharged from the hospital into the care of your optometrist who will monitor your eyes regularly.

If you notice a sudden change in vision you should get in touch with your hospital as soon as possible, whatever type of AMD you have been diagnosed with.

We also have a page on our main website which has more informaton about AMD and can be found at the following link:

For further information and advice about AMD, what treatments are available and other eye conditions please contact our Helpline on:

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