Our eye experts are holding a Macular Degeneration Awareness Day on Monday 26 June 2017.
The event starts at 9am in the South Tees Institute of Learning, Research and Innovation at James Cook Hospital.
Patients with macular degeneration are welcome to attend with a guest.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a painless eye condition that causes you to lose central vision, usually in both eyes.
Central vision is what you see when you focus straight ahead. In AMD, this vision becomes increasingly blurred, which means:
- reading becomes difficult
- colours appear less vibrant
- people’s faces are difficult to recognise
This sight loss usually happens gradually over time, although it can sometimes be rapid.