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The above image from the National Eye Institute's Site (www.nei.nih.gov) is what a scene may look like for someone with macular degeneration.  To its right is an image of what the retina would look like with macular degeneration.  It is also called Age-Related Macular Degeneration or ARMD or somtimes AMD.

AMD is a progressive eye condition that damages the macula which is the center part of your visual field.


NEI notes that in 2010 9.1 million Americans were diagnosed to have AMD and it is expected to rise in the future with the possibility of increasing to 17.8 million by 2050.

It is noted that the risk factors include smoking, obesity, high blood pressure, exposure to UV light, and nutrition.  There are also genetic factors regarding family members having the disease.  Lighter skin color seems to increase the risk and it is noted to be more common with women.

Mondo Ponds in Milford, CT - a summer morning walk through the park.
View of Charles Island from Silver Sands State Park boardwalk in Milford, CT.
Landing bee at Beaverbrook Trail in Milford, CT
Statue of Lady of Good and Evil in a home garden in Milford, CT
Early morning sunrise at Mondo Ponds in Milford, CT just before the clouds roll in for an overcast day.
City Hall in Milford, CT
View of Charles Island from Fort Trumbull in Milford, CT in winter.
View of the beach looking toward Silver Sands State Park in Milford, CT
View of the reed grass and boardwalk at Silver Sands State Park in Milford, CT
View of an estuary behind the Animal Shelter in Milford, CT
Early morning view of Charles Island from the beach area near Silver Sands State Park in Milford, CT
The Gazebo/Bandstand on the Green in Milford, CT
A winter seagull from the beach looking out into the Long Island Sound in Milford, CT
View of Charles Island on the Long Island Sound from Walnut Beach in Milford, CT
View of Wepawaug Bridge under the train tressle on Prospect Street. I doctored this image to get rid of wires and roof fans!
View of Mondo Ponds in Fall 2016 - just before the leaves fell.
A wild turkey in a side yard October 2016 showing it's feathers!
Closest view of the moon in November 2016.
Swirl of leaves at Mondo Ponds - shot at about a 30th of a second rotating the camera circularly.
A beautiful early morning late March snowfall. Snow was gone by noon that day.