Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Month
Macular degeneration is a progressive eye condition affecting as many as 15 million Americans. The disease attacks the macula of the eye, where the sharpest central vision occurs. Although it rarely results in complete blindness, it only leaves peripheral vision, and dim images or black holes at the center of vision. The fastest growing form is age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is the top cause of severe vision loss and legal blindness in adults over 60 in the U.S. For more information, visit www.amd.org.