General Eye Care

There are two forms of AMD: dry and wet. The dry form of AMD is more common, and many people do not even realize that they have it. Deposits called drusen appear in the macula, which can result in a slow deterioration in vision over time. However, in some cases, the dry form can change to the wet form, which can have a dramatic effect on vision. In the wet form of AMD, new and abnormal vessels form and begin to leak blood or fluid in the macula, which can lead to rapid changes in vision, such as distortions or large spots.