Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is a deterioration or breakdown of the macula – the small area in the retina at the back of the eye that allows you to see fine details clearly and perform activities such as reading and driving. Macular degeneration affects your ability to see near and far, and can make some activities – like threading a needle or reading – difficult or impossible.

Many people do not realize that they have a macular problem until blurred vision becomes obvious. Your ophthalmologist can detect early stages of AMD during a complete eye examination.