Age-Related Macular Degeneration: 5 questions, 5 answers
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of severe vision loss and legal blindness in adults over 60 in the U.S. It affects 14-24% of the U.S. population aged 65-74 and 35-40% of people 75 and older3. Though AMD alone almost never causes total blindness, as peripheral vision is not necessarily affected, the loss of any amount of vision can have a huge impact on your life. As the population ages, it is estimated that the number of Americans with AMD will grow from approximately 2 to 5 million between 2010 and 20501.