Age-related macular degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of sight loss in the developed world. In the UK more than 600,000 people are affected by AMD.

There are many forms of macular disease, including age-related macular degeneration or AMD. This usually affects people over 60 but can happen earlier.

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

Dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a slow deterioration of the cells of the macula, as the retinal cells die off and are not renewed often over many years.

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects people in different ways, as the condition progresses, your ability to see clearly will change.

Some optometrists use photography or other imaging to detect early signs of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).