Generally affecting people of 50 years old or over, AMD occurs because of premature aging of the macula—the central part of the retina, where clear images are formed from our field of vision. Consequently, AMD causes a gradual deterioration and loss of central vision, without necessarily affecting peripheral vision. Depending on the severity of the case, people afflicted with AMD can experience a real visual handicap.
Several studies have pointed to a number of factors that can increase your risk of developing AMD. Aging is the only factor we cannot avoid.
Exposure to blue light