Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in people older than 50 years – and there is no effective cure for it yet. Scientists estimate that around 12 to 13 million people in the USA will have this disease by 2020.
Most responsible parents will have their child regularly checked by a pediatrician, but how many can say the same about annual checkups with a pediatric ophthalmologist? Many eye conditions can be treated, and even reversed, if caught early. This can save your child from a lifetime of poor vision or in some cases even worse.