Davis Vision: Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Month
What is AMD?
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is deterioration of the macula, which is the small central area of the retina of the eye that is responsible for sharp, central vision. There is currently no cure for AMD, though some treatments can delay its progression or even improve vision. Through comprehensive eye exams, early signs of the condition can be detected before symptoms occur. Dark clumps of released pigment and later, areas that are less pigmented, might be found.