Are You At Risk?
The macula is the central area of the retina, the delicate tissue in the back of the eye.
A normal macula allows you to see fine details for activities like reading and driving.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common condition involving the macula.
AMD is the leading cause of severe vision loss in people 50 years of age or older in the U.S.
By age 60, one in ten people have signs of AMD. At age 75, this increases to one in three.
Most people with AMD are not diagnosed until they have already suffered severe vision loss.
While there is no cure, AMD can be slowed down with changes in nutrition and lifestyle.