Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), often called macular degeneration, is associated with aging and results in damage to our central/detail oriented vision. Central vision is needed for seeing objects clearly and doing tasks such as reading or driving. AMD affects the macula, which is the part the retina that allows the eye to see fine details. There are two forms—wet and dry. Wet AMD is occurs when abnormal blood vessels behind the retina start to grow under the macula. These abnormal vessels eventually leak blood and other fluid. This causes damage and leads to rapid central vision loss. An early symptom of wet AMD is that straight lines begin to appear wavy. Dry AMD is when the macula thins overtime as part of aging process, which can gradually blur our central vision. Dry macular degeneration typically affects both eyes. The dry form is more common and progresses more slowly than the wet form. Over time, as less of the macula functions, central vision is gradually lost in the affected eye. One of the most common early signs of dry AMD is drusen which are tiny yellow or white deposits under the retina. AMD is the number one cause of permanent impairment of reading or close-up vision among people aged 65 years and older.