Macular Degeneration, also known as age-related macular Degeneration (AMD), is a progressive eye condition that affects the macula, the part of the eye responsible for sharp, central vision. It usually affects people over 60, but it can sometimes occur in younger adults.
The exact cause of Macular Degeneration is unknown, but it is believed to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. These can include smoking, high blood pressure, and exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light.
Macular Degeneration can lead to vision loss, but there are treatments available that can slow the progression of the condition and help preserve your vision.