Age-related macular degeneration is a progressive, often irreversible deteriorating eye disease that causes damage to the central part of the retina at the back of the eye, known as the macula. This critical component allows us to clearly see in fine detail. When the macula becomes damaged, it can impair vision.
People who suffer from age-related macular degeneration often have difficulty reading, driving, and participating in other activities requiring clear vision.
Although the disease reduces vision in the central part of the retina, it does not normally affect peripheral vision or result in total blindness.
Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of irreversible vision loss among our senior population. To learn about potential treatments that can prevent further vision loss, contact Dr. Shobha Tandon at Neovision Eye Center, located in Mountain View, CA.