Age-related macular degeneration damages the macula, a small spot near the center of the retina which controls central vision. The macula is made of millions of photoreceptor cells, making it the most sensitive part of the retina.
Low vision is severe vision loss that cannot be improved with corrective lenses. Low vision can be caused by conditions including glaucoma, diabetes, and age-related macular degeneration.
Age related macular degeneration, or AMD, is a common eye condition and a leading cause of vision loss among Americans. Certain factors increase the risk of developing AMD, but healthy lifestyle choices can lower the risk.Read More