Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is a condition that affects the central part of the retina, called the macula, which is responsible for our central vision and ability to see fine detail.

It is a leading cause of vision loss in older adults and is more common in people over the age of 50. There are two types of macular degeneration: wet and dry.

Dry macular degeneration is the most common type and occurs when the cells in the macula start to break down and waste away.

This can cause a gradual loss of central vision, making it difficult to read, drive, or recognize faces. The cause of dry macular degeneration is not well understood, but it is thought to be related to aging and genetics.

Wet macular degeneration is less common, but it can cause more rapid and severe vision loss.