Learn about AMD
What is Age-related Macular Degeneration?
AMD refers to the formation of age-related changes in the retina in patients 50 years and older. The characteristic findings are the presence of deposits of cellular debris underneath the retina called drusen.
There is a wide spectrum of AMD, ranging from changes that never affect the quality of vision to severe vision loss resulting in legal blindness.
There are two main categories of AMD, dry and wet. It is common for both eyes to have different types, or stages of AMD. The treatment is tailored to the type of AMD the patient has in each eye, and overall (see below).