MACULAR DEGENERATION


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Wills Eye retina doctors are leading experts in the treatment of 
macular degeneration with the latest clinical trials and new therapeutic approaches for AMD.

What is Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)?

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common condition affecting people age 50 years and older that is associated with central vision loss, which affects one's ability to read, drive, or see someone‚Äôs face if it progresses to more advanced stages.

The macula refers to the central portion of the retina. The retina is similar to the film inside a camera. The image one sees is focused by the cornea and lens of the eye onto the center of the retina (macula.) Many people with AMD have minimal visual symptoms and may retain good vision indefinitely. A relatively small percentage of people with AMD will lose central vision, which may impair their ability to read and drive a car.

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Causes

AMD is a complex, degenerative condition that becomes increasingly prevalent with advanced age. It is typically found in people ages 50 years or more, although drusen sometimes can be seen in younger people. Family history is another important association, although simply having a blood relative with AMD does not necessarily mean or guarantee that one will definitely develop AMD. Other risk factors for AMD may be modifiable or controllable, including smoking, poor nutritional intake, and high blood pressure.

Meet Wills Eye Retina Doctors

WILLS EYE RETINA DOCTORS

Julia A. Haller, MD
Ophthalmologist-in-Chief

Carl D. Regillo, MD, FACS
Chief, Retina Service

Arunan Sivalingam, MD
Co-Director, Retina Service
Director, Retina Fellowship

David H. Fischer, MD
Co-Director, Retina Service

Allen C. Ho, MD
Director, Retina Research

Richard S. Kaiser, MD
Co-Director, Retina Fellowship

Sunir J. Garg, MD
Co-Director, Retina Research

Jason Hsu, MD
Co-Director, Retina Research

James P. Dunn, MD
Director, Uveitis Unit

Allen Chiang, MD

Michael N. Cohen, MD

Mitchell F. Fineman, MD

Omesh P. Gupta, MD

M. Ali Khan, MD

Michael Klufas, MD

Ajay Kuriyan, MD

Sonia Mehta, MD

Carl Park, MD

Marc J. Spirn, MD

James F. Vander, MD

Yoshihiro Yonekawa, MD

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON MACULAR DEGENERATION OR TO SEE A RETINA SPECIALIST AT WILLS EYE HOSPITAL, PLEASE CALL US AT 215-928-3444