Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects the center part of the retina at the back of the eye, called the macula. The leading cause of blindness in the US, AMD affects millions of people and is common as people get older. AMD can cause loss of the central part of vision that is used for detailed viewing such as reading, watching TV, seeing faces, and driving.
In many cases, AMD remains mild, but some people will develop more severe forms of disease that can cause significant vision loss in one or both eyes, especially if left untreated.
There are 2 forms of AMD, wet (exudative) and dry (atrophic). Over recent years, there have been many advancements in the treatment of both types of Age-related macular degeneration.
Through our Research, Tennessee Retina is part of these ground-breaking developments in preventing vision loss by AMD. You can read more in our AMD Fact sheet.