Age-related Macular Degeneration

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is age-related macular degeneration?

Age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, is a common eye condition and a leading cause of vision loss among people age 60 and older. It causes damage to the macula, a small spot near the center of the retina and the part of the eye needed for sharp, central vision, which lets us see objects that are straight ahead, needed in activities such as reading, sewing, and driving.