Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Posted 2/17/23 (Fri)

If you have a close relative with AMD, you have a 50 percent chance of developing the condition. Learn other risk factors and the steps you can take to protect yourself from AMD-related blindness:


Age-related macular degeneration is a leading cause of blindness in seniors. It may have no sign or symptoms in its early stages, but eventually, it will affect your ability to read and see faces. See a simulation of what it looks like to have AMD:


Here's what ophthalmologists want you to know about AMD, the leading cause of blindness among older Americans:


The Amsler grid can be used to monitor vision changes from home. Learn what to do if you notice the lines on this grid appear wavy: