Macular degeneration is one of the top 5 causes for sight loss worldwide. The macularis the part of the retina responsible for central, reading vision.
Macular degeneration can be described as dry or wet. Both conditions canpresent with early distortion or loss of central vision.
It is common in thoseover the age 50, however can also be present in younger people with co-existingconditions such as very high short-sightedness, previous inflammatoryconditions, or a strong family history.