Definitions for "Age-related Macular Degeneration"
Keywords:  macula, amd, macular, retina, retinal
A disease of the eye affecting the retina (see below). People with AMD lose their ability to see fine detail. There are two types of AMD, called 'wet' and 'dry' AMD. Photodynamic therapy (see below) is a treatment for wet AMD.
a loss of central vision in both eyes produced by pathological changes in the macula lutea and characterized by spots of pigmentation, leakage of fluid, or other abnormalities
Degeneration of the photoreceptors in the macula or central region of the retina. This area of the retina is responsible for central vision, used for reading, seeing faces, and so on. Often associated with aging. See Age-Related Macular Degeneration in Eye Care Encyclopedia. See Basic Anatomy.