Age-related Macular Degeneration

Acute macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss for adults over age 60 in the U.S. Having AMD can make daily tasks that require sharp vision, such as driving, reading, and even recognizing faces difficult.

Acute macular degeneration (AMD) is a disease that causes damage to the central part of the retina called the macula. The macula is responsible for central vision. Symptoms with AMD include:

Acute macular degeneration (AMD) is a disease that causes damage to the central part of the retina called the macula. The macula is responsible for central vision. Symptoms with AMD include:

  • Difficulty seeing in the center of your vision
  • Trouble seeing in dim light
  • Straight lines start to appear wavy, blurry or missing
  • Fading and/or changes in the appearance of colors
  • Dark, blurry areas or whiteout in the center of vision
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