Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is also known as Macular degeneration, is a medical condition which may result in blurred or no vision in the centre of the visual field.
It is an eye disease that usually develops in people over the age of 60 and results in the progressive destruction of the macula. This is the central portion of the retina and macular degeneration results in the impairing of central vision.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD or ARMD) rarely causes blindness because only the centre of vision is affected.
Professor Tufail was a featured speaker at AMD Patient Day. In the following video, he introduces the structure of the eye, explains our current understanding about the processes that go wrong in wet and dry AMD, current treatment approaches and introduces the need for new and improved treatments in the future.