About macular disease

The macula is part of the retina at the back of the eye. It is only about 5mm across but is responsible for our central vision, most of our colour vision and the fine detail of what we see.

There are many forms of macular disease, including age-related macular degeneration (AMD). There are two forms of AMD – dry and wet. Other forms of macular disease affect much younger people, even children.

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