Macular degeneration, a disease that affects the center of the retina called the macula, is the leading cause of blindness in adults over the age of 55. It involves a weakening of the retinal tissues that cause gradual vision loss and may develop as a result of genetics, age, diet, smoking and sun exposure. Learn More
Patients with this condition may experience distorted or blurry vision, a loss of color vision or a dark area in the center of vision. The resulting degeneration can lead to severe central (not peripheral vision) vision loss.