The macula is a structure in the back of your eye that helps you see. As you grow older there may be some waste products that build up in the macula. As more waste products build up it may lead to blurry vision or may cause fluid to accumulate under the macula if it becomes very severe.
Macular degeneration occurs more so in Caucasian or Asian patients.
Treatment for macular degeneration varies depending on what stage you have and may include vitamins or simply a healthy diet filled with lots of leafy greens. If the disease progresses to a severe condition you may also need medication injections to control it. It is always important to not smoke because smoking can make the condition progress rapidly.