Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of severe vision loss among Americans ages 65 and over. Know your risks and save your sight.
What Is Macular Degeneration?
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a problem with your retina. It happens when a part of the retina called the macula is damaged. There are two main types of age-related macular degeneration, the Wet AMD and Dry AMD. For details and the differences, visit the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and their article explaining Macular Degeneration.
What are the Symptoms of Macular Degeneration?
How does age-related macular degeneration affect vision? With AMD you lose your central vision. You cannot see fine details, whether you are looking at something close or far.