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What is AMD?

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a disease of the macula, the central part of the retina in the eye, that results in loss of central vision.

There are two types of AMD: early and late. Early AMD can be present in the eye without the sufferer being aware of it, as it has no symptoms that can be detected by the human eye. There are signs, however, that an eyecare professional can identify by using specialised equipment. Early AMD progresses into late AMD, and this becomes visually consequential; in order words, it affects vision. The earlier AMD is diagnosed, the easier it is to intervene.