Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
Age-Related Macular Degenerate (AMD) is an eye condition that is common among people age 50 and older and is a leading cause of vision loss in this age. AMD is a result of damage to your macula — a center part of your retina — which can cause you to lose your central vision.
There are two types of AMD: dry and wet. 8 out of 10 people with AMD have dry AMD. Wet AMD is less common but more serious.
AMD can go unrecognized by patients until they have blurry vision, which is one reason it is important to have a comprehensive eye exam to look for early signs of AMD.