What is Age-related macular degeneration?

What is Age-related macular degeneration?

  • A common eye condition typically found in people aged 50 and older.
  • It is now the most common cause of legal blindness in retirement-age people in the United States.
  • The macula is the central area of the retina where sharp central vision used for reading and seeing fine details is located.
  • Macular degeneration causes a person’s vision to become blurred, distorted, and/or dark in the straight-ahead direction.
  • While macular degeneration rarely causes loss of all vision, it can make daily activities such as reading, driving, and recognizing faces difficult or impossible.

The doctors at Retina Associates of Florida provide the latest diagnostic and treatments for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in their Tampa, Brandon and Lakeland offices.

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