Mayo Clinic Minute: Age-related Macular Degeneration
Mayo Clinic Minute: Treating age-related macular degeneration
Animation: Age-Related Macular Degeneration
What is dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD)?
Macular degeneration, also known as age-related macular degeneration, is a medical condition which may result in blurred or no vision in the center of the visual field. Early on there are often no symptoms. Over time, however, some people experience a gradual worsening of vision that may affect one or both eyes. While it does not result in complete blindness, loss of central vision can make it hard to recognize faces, drive, read, or perform other activities of daily life. Visual hallucinations may also occur and these do not represent a mental illness.