March is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness & Low Vision Awareness Month

What is Age Related Macular Degeneration?

March is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness & Low Vision Awareness Month click to enlarge Comparison of Normal Vision (top) vs. the same scene as viewed by a person with Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) - source: National Institutes of Health

As UNC Eye continues to follow the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Calendar of Monthly Observances, March is designated as Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness & Low Vision Awareness Month.

According to the AAO:

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a deterioration or breakdown of the eye's macula. The macula is a small area in the retina — the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye. The macula is the part of the retina that is responsible for your central vision, allowing you to see fine details clearly.

Click here to learn more about AMD from the American Academy of Opthalmology.

The following UNC Eye MDs specialize in treating AMD:

 

To schedule an appointment with any UNC Eye MD, please call 919-966-5509.