Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

The initials AMD stand for a disorder called age-related macular degeneration. AMD is a disease that affects part of the back of the eye called the macula, the central part of the retina. This can cause the center part of your vision to become blurry or wavy. It could also cause a blind spot in the center of your vision.

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Who is at Risk for AMD? ► Who is at Risk for AMD? ▼

AMD, or age-related macular degeneration, is a leading cause of vision loss for Americans age 65 and older. As you age, your risk for AMD increases. Read More

What are the signs of AMD? ► What are the signs of AMD? ▼

Signs of AMD become more obvious the longer you have the desease. Read More

How Does AMD Damage My Eyes? ► How Does AMD Damage My Eyes? ▼

AMD effects part of the back of the eye called the macula, the central part of the retina. When AMD damages the macula, the center part of you vision may become blurred or wavy, or you may develop a blind spot. Read More

What are the Types of AMD? ► What are the Types of AMD? ▼

There are two kinds of AMD, "wet" AMD and "dry" AMD. Read More

Check for Signs of AMD with the Amsler Grid ► Check for Signs of AMD with the Amsler Grid ▼

The purpose of this section is to check adults for Macular Degeneration using an Amsler Grid pattern. Read More

How Do Eye Doctors Check for AMD? ► How Do Eye Doctors Check for AMD? ▼

The key to preventing vision loss is regular eye exams. If you are 65 or older, you should get a complete eye exam every one or two years, even if you have no problem seeing well. Read More

How Do Eye Doctors Treat AMD? ► How Do Eye Doctors Treat AMD? ▼

The treatment of AMD has changed very rapidly over the past few years. New treatment options continue to be developed and tested. Prevent Blindness America encourages patients to work together with their eye doctors to find the best treatment plan. Read More

 

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