skip navigation

S M L Text size
Home » Health Information » Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a disease that blurs the sharp, central vision you need for "straight-ahead" activities such as reading, sewing, and driving. AMD affects the macula, the part of the eye that allows you to see fine detail. AMD causes no pain.

A scene as it might be viewed by a person with AMD:
Age related macular degeneration
View more AMD Photos and Images

Order NEI publications

Other Helpful Links

Patient Information

Información en español


Research Highlights


Press Releases and Statements




Watch all Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) videos

Department of Health and Human Services NIH, the National Institutes of Health