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. Your central vision is 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.

This page contains a summary of our information on AMD. To read our full information, download our Understanding AMD guide, which is accredited by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists:

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