AMD is a disease associated with advancing age, characterized by progressive loss of central vision. Central vision is needed for seeing objects clearly and for common daily tasks such as reading and driving. The changes in AMD occur at the macula, the part of the eye that allows a person to see fine detail and sharp central vision. AMD causes no pain. AMD is the third leading cause of vision loss after cataract and diabetic retinopathy in our elderly population.

There are two forms of AMD – Wet AMD and Dry AMD