WHAT IS AMD?

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a chronic condition that causes central vision loss.

AMD affects millions of Americans:

  • It's a leading cause of blindness in adults aged 60 and older
  • It occurs when the macula—part of the retina that lets you see the color and fine detail—becomes damaged
  • It's important to learn the symptoms of AMD now
  • If you are experiencing symptoms of AMD, see an eye doctor right away
  • Early detection is key to avoiding vision loss

Learn the symptoms so you know what to look for:

AMD SYMPTOMS INCLUDE BLURRINESS, WAVY LINES, OR A BLIND SPOT.

You may also notice changes in vision such as:

  • Clear
  • Blurry/wavy
  • Blind spot

If you notice any of these symptoms, you should see an eye doctor as soon as possible and get a retina eye exam. If you are diagnosed with wet AMD, it is important to see a Retina Specialist for treatment.