Age-related macular degeneration (AMD or ARMD) is a disease associated with aging that causes vision loss in the center of your vision.  The disease affects the center of the retina called the macula.  The retina is the light sensitive tissue which lines the back of the eye like the film in the back of a camera.  The macula is used for fine central vision such as reading, recognizing faces, and recognizing colors.  Any damage to the macula may have a profound effect on one’s central vision and daily functioning. 

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