Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common eye condition and a leading cause of vision loss in adults aged 50 and over.
AMD is distinguished by a deterioration or breakdown of the eye’s macula. The macula is a small area in the retina — the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye. The macula is the part of the retina that is responsible for your central vision, allowing you to see fine details clearly. There are two types of AMD, wet and dry. Dry AMD affects 80-90% of those with the condition.