Macular degeneration is an eye disease that upsets the structure of the macula, resulting in loss of function, ultimately leading to vision loss. Macular degeneration is more common in patients over the age of 60, the main symptoms being blurry and/or distorted vision.
The disease can be categorized into two types: dry macular degeneration and wet macular degeneration. Dry macular degeneration occurs when deposits and extra pigment collect in the center of the retina. With wet macular degeneration, leaky blood vessels grow underneath the retina.