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
- Eye diseases - this more general link covers eye diseases in general with all their variants - glaucoma, cataracts and so on
- Blindness, macular degeneration etc - this covers sight impairment of various sorts