Macular degeneration is also known as age-related macular disease or AMD. It gradually damages central vision. It is the most common cause of vision loss among Americans over 60.
When drusen deposits build up in the eyes, this is called macular degeneration. These deposits can cause light-sensitive cells in the eye to stop responding to light or blood vessels to leak, causing cell damage.
This is more common among white Americans. According to the National Eye Institute,