Age-related macular degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the biggest cause of sight loss in the UK, affecting over 600,000 people.



This is the most common form of macular disease, usually affecting people over 50.

Wet age-related macular degeneration develops when abnormal blood vessels grow into the macula.

Dry age-related macular degeneration is a slow deterioration of the cells of the macula.

See what it means to have ‘early’ AMD; how it affects you and what you can do to protect your vision.

Age-related macular degeneration affects people in different ways.

Some optometrists use photography or other imaging to detect early signs of AMD.