Age Related Macular Degeneration

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Globally, Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the third most common cause of 'legal' blindness (WHO 2002) whilst in most western countries it is by far the commonest cause of blindness. Macular degeneration usually manifests after 50 years of age. With the rapid rise in the geriatric age group, which is the at risk group, the disorder could take epidemic proportions and become a major public health consideration.

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