What is Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
Age Related Macular Degeneration is the most common form of registered blindness in the western world.
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It is thought to affect one in ten people over 55. AMD can be irreversible and lead to a reduced quality of life due to difficulty in performed everyday tasks.
AMD is an eye disease that causes the breakdown of the macula, which is located in the centre of the retina towards the back of the eye. The macula is responsible for central vision and allows you to see details. People living with AMD may notice a dark spot or black area in the centre of their vision. This caused difficulties in activities such as reading and driving, even just seeing other peoples faces.