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What is age-related macular degeneration?

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Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a disease that blurs the sharp, central vision you need for 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. In some cases, AMD advances so slowly that people notice little change in their vision. In others, the disease progresses faster and may lead to a loss of vision in both eyes. AMD is a leading cause of vision loss in Americans age 60 and older

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