I've just been diagnosed with 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, or you may be discharged from the hospital into the care of your optometrist who will monitor your eyes regularly.

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

More information can be found on our Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) webpage and in our AMD leaflet, part of our Understanding series:

You can also contact our Helpline:

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