Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a common eye condition among people age 50 and older. There are two forms of AMD – dry and wet. It is a leading cause of vision loss in older adults. It gradually destroys the macula, the part of the eye that provides sharp, central vision needed for seeing objects clearly.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration Fast Facts
- AMD is a leading cause of vision loss in people over 60.
- All cases begin as the dry form, but 10 percent to 15 percent progress to the wet form, which can result in sudden and severe central vision loss.
- Wet AMD accounts for approximately 90 percent of all AMD-related blindness.