Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in Americans over the age of 60. The longer you live, the greater your chances of developing AMD.
Macular degeneration is the deterioration of the center of the retina, called the macula. Because the macula is responsible for our most detailed vision, AMD can make it difficult to read, drive, see objects in detail or perform activities requiring sharp central vision.
Symptoms of AMD include:
- Blurred vision or distortion
- Difficulty reading or driving
- Difficulty recognizing faces
- A blind spot in the center of vision
Early detection can help you guard against AMD.
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