Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

Our guide to living with AMD includes product information

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects a tiny part of the retina at the back of your eye, called the macula. AMD causes changes to the macula, which leads to problems with your central vision.

AMD affects the vision you use when you’re looking straight at something, for example when you’re reading, looking at photos or watching television. Your central vision can become distorted or blurry, and over time, a blank patch may appear in the centre of your vision. AMD doesn’t affect your peripheral (side) vision, so it doesn’t lead to total loss of sight.

Our Understanding AMD guide is accredited by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, and is designed to give you a detailed understanding of your eye condition and helpful advice on next steps.

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