The nerve cells in the macula change light into nerve signals that are sent to the brain. These cells allow the eye to see form, color, and detail. Age-related macular degeneration damages the nerve cells in the macula, resulting in vision loss.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Steven T. Charles, MD - Ophthalmology|
|Last Revised||July 20, 2011|