What is Age-Related Macular Degeneration?
As we age, slight vision changes are to be expected. Age-related macular degeneration, however, leads to much more severe vision loss. Sometimes referred to as AMD, age-related macular generation occurs when the macula deteriorates. The macula is the central area of the retina and it controls visual acuity, which is your ability to see detail.
In most cases, AMD affects people over the age of 50. It’s the leading cause of vision loss in Americans over the age of 65, making regular eye exams essential to protecting your vision.