Macular Degeneration

Learn All About Age-Related Macular Degeneration

By admin
February 15, 2024

Happy February! It's Age-Related Macular Degeneration Month. Did you know that Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of blindness among people over 50? If you said no, you're not alone. According to the Bright Focus Foundation, roughly 11 million Americans have some form of macular degeneration, and that number is expected to double by 2050. To help...  read more

How To Make The Most Of AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month

By Millennium Park Eye Center
February 14, 2023
Woman squinting and holding phone far from eyes

In the United States, AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month takes place every February. The purpose of this month is to bring awareness to age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and other forms of low vision. Adults over 50 are most likely to develop AMD. It is a degenerative eye disease that causes central vision loss. AMD lacks a...  read more

Understanding Macular Degeneration

By Millennium Park Eye Center
January 15, 2018
Macular Degeneration Chicago, IL

Macular degeneration is the leading cause of severe vision loss in people aged 60 and up. Not cataracts. Not glaucoma. Macular degeneration. You may not even have heard of it. Macular degeneration, as the name implies, is the deterioration of the macula, the central portion of the retina. The retina is the light-sensing nerve tissue...  read more