Macular degeneration

Category: Illness or disabilities



Introduction and description

Macular degeneration, or  age-related macular degeneration (AMD or ARMD), is a degeneration of the macula - the centre of the visual field - because of damage to the retina.  It is a condition that usually affects older adults and is a major cause of blindness and visual impairment in older adults (>50 years). Macular degeneration can make it difficult or impossible to read or recognize faces, although enough peripheral vision remains to allow other activities of daily life.

There are two links that provide more details on the causes, effects and suggested heaing options