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Macular Degeneration, Age-related (AME) Print E-mail
by Ron Kennedy, M.D., Santa Rosa, CA

Dr. Kennedy Age-related macular degeneration is a disease with its onset usually after age 60 that progressively destroys the macula, the central portion of the retina, impairing central vision. AME rarely causes blindness because only the center of vision is affected. However this can impair the ability to see straight ahead and makes it difficult to read, drive, or perform other daily activities that require fine central vision. The macula is in the center of the retina at the back of the eye. As one reads, light is focused onto the macula where millions of cells change the light into nerve signals that travel to the brain and tell it what we are seeing. This is "central vision." Age-related macular degeneration,macular degeneration and central vision,central vision

The information in this article is not meant to be medical advice.�Treatment for a medical condition should come at the recommendation of your personal physician.

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