What Are the Different Types of Macular Degeneration?
“Dry” macular degeneration affects approximately 80-90% of individuals with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Small, white deposits form on top of the retina and beneath the macula, causing it to deteriorate over time.
The “wet” version of AMD affects approximately 10-15% of individuals with the condition. This version of the disease causes abnormal blood vessels under the retina to grow toward the macula. When these blood vessels break, they damage the macula, resulting in the rapid and severe loss of central vision.