What is the leading cause of sight loss in the UK?

In the UK, the leading cause of blindness in adults is age-related macular degeneration. AMD is a condition where the cells in the central part of your retina, called the macula, become damaged. It affects your central vision, so impacts activities like reading, looking at photos or watching TV.

Symptoms include blurred vision, less vibrant colours and difficulty recognising people’s faces.

For more information on age related macular degeneration (AMD) see What is age related macular degeneration (AMD)?

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