What is Macular Degeneration?

The macula is the part of the retina near the back of the eye that is responsible for the clearest and sharpest images. Macular Degeneration refers to a progressive loss of vision caused by deterioration of the macula. There are several types of Macular Degeneration. Age-Related Macular Degeneration refers to the type associated with advanced age and is one of the leading causes of vision loss in the United States.