A-Z OF EYES
AMD (Age-related Macular Degeneration)
Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in Australia. It affects the central vision and is primarily age related, most frequently affecting people over the age of 50. One in seven people over the age of 50 are affected by the disease and the incidence increases with age.
Macular Degeneration refers to a group of degenerative diseases of the retina that cause progressive, painless loss of central vision, affecting the ability to see fine detail, drive, read and recognise faces.
The central vision is decreased due to age related changes at the central part of the retina called the macular.