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Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a disease associated with aging that gradually destroys sharp, central vision. Central vision is needed for seeing objects clearly and for common daily tasks such as reading and driving. AMD affects the macula, the part of the eye that allows you to see fine detail. AMD causes no pain.

In some cases, AMD advances so slowly that people notice little change in their vision. In others, the disease progresses faster and may lead to a loss of vision in both eyes. AMD is a leading cause of vision loss in Americans 60 years of age and older.

Treatments of AMD may vary, and may include a referral to a retina specialist. Krates Eye Centers will refer you to a specialist and assist you in arranging an appointment if necessary. For more information on AMD and it’s symptoms and treatment, please click the link below. Learn more about AMD at www.GetEyeSmart.org »