Good News About Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Visual impairment or legal blindness affects approximately 3% of the U.S. population over the age of 40, or a total of 4.2 million people. The most common cause of vision loss in this age-group is age-related macular degeneration (AMD), accounting for approximately 54% of cases. With increasing age, the prevalence of vision loss climbs to over 6% among Caucasians over the age of 85. AMD has two forms: Dry (non-exudative) or Wet (exudative). Even though