What is Age-Related Macular Degeneration?
Age-related macular degeneration, also known as AMD, is an eye disease that directly affects the macula of your eye. AMD is a term coined to describe a two eye diseases patients can experience: Dry AMD and Wet AMD
For the most part, AMD tends to affect people around or above the age of 50, yet symptoms can start showing at younger ages. The disease affects the macula, the center part of your retina which is responsible for central vision. As the disease progresses, patients can experience difficulty reading, driving, or even recognizing faces.
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