What is Age-Related Macular Degeneration?
Small vision changes are normal as you age, but age-related macular degeneration is responsible for much more severe changes in your vision. Age-related macular generation, or AMD, is caused by the deterioration of the macula. The macula is the central portion of your retina and it’s responsible for visual acuity and your ability to see detail.
AMD most commonly affects people age 50 and older and it’s the leading cause of vision loss in Amercians over the age of 65. Regular eye exams are the best opportunity to diagnose and manage AMD early.