Age-related macular degeneration
age-related macular degeneration (ayj-ree-LAY-ted MA-kyoo-ler dee-JEH-neh-RAY-shun) is a condition in which there is a slow breakdown of cells in the center of the retina (the light-sensitive layers of nerve tissue at the back of the eye) . This blocks vision in the center of the eye and can cause problems with activities such as reading and driving. Age-related macular degeneration is most often seen in people who are over the age of 50. Also called AMD, ARMD, and macular degeneration.