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Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a disease that affects the retina. It’s the leading cause of severe, permanent vision loss in people over age 50. Vision loss occurs when a section of the retina called the 

macula is damaged causing you to lose central vision. For example, imagine looking at a clock with hands. With AMD, you might see the clock’s numbers but not the hands.


Symptoms of macular degeneration may include:

  • Worse or less clear vision. Your vision might be blurry, and it may be hard to read fine print or drive.

  • Dark, blurry areas in the center of your vision

  • Rarely, worse or different color perception


If you have any of these symptoms, contact your eye doctor immediately for a comprehensive eye examination.

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