Overview

American Academy of Ophthalmology

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a deterioration or breakdown of the eye's macula. The macula is a small area in the retina — the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye.

National Eye Institute

This website was developed by the National Eye Institute to help patients and their families search for general information about age-related macular degeneration. This website will give you a general overview of AMD.

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