Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss among people age 50 and older. It causes damage to the macula, the part of the eye responsible for sharp, central vision and which lets us see objects that are straight ahead.
In some people, AMD advances so slowly that vision loss does not occur for a long time. In others, the disease progresses faster and may lead to a loss of vision in one or both eyes. As AMD progresses, symptoms include:
A blurred area near the center of vision, which may grow larger overtime
Blank spots in your central vision.
Objects may be less bright than they used to be
While AMD does not lead to blindness, the loss of central vision can interfere with everyday activities, such as the ability to see faces, drive, read, write, or do close-up work.
Certain tests may be used to check for AMD. Ask your eye doctor about them at your annual eye exam.
The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc for months now and as North Carolina starts reopening in phases, Dr. Beth Hodges thought it would be good to talk about some of the mental health issues you may be experiencing; share some of the available resources; and remind you that you’re not alone.
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Your mental well-being is just as important as your physical well-being. Often, the two go together, so recognizing the signs and seeing your healthcare provider is the first step toward treatment.
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Take advantage of these 6 tips to improve your health this summer while enjoying some fun in the sun!
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HealthTeam Advantage, a product of Care N’ Care Insurance Company of North Carolina, Inc., is a Medicare Advantage plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in HealthTeam Advantage depends on contract renewal. This information is not a complete description of benefits. Call for more information: prospective members call 877-905-9216 , HTA PPO members call 888-965-1965, and HTA CSNP members call 833-324-3242 (TTY:711) from October 1–March 31, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET, seven days a week, or April 1–September 30, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday. Medicare beneficiaries may also enroll in HealthTeam Advantage through the CMS Medicare Online Enrollment Center located at http://medicare.gov. Limitations, copayments, and restrictions may apply. Benefits, premiums and/or copayments/coinsurance may change on January 1 of each year. The formulary, pharmacy network, and/or provider network may change at any time. You will receive notice when necessary.
Every year, Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-star rating system.