Macular degeneration is a condition in which there is age-related deterioration of the macula. It is a leading cause of vision loss in people over 60 years of age. The macula is the area in the centre of the retina which is responsible for central vision. The two main types of macular degeneration are “dry macular degeneration” and “wet macular degeneration”.
See “About the Eye” for more information about eye anatomy.