Macular degeneration occurs when the macula — the central part of the retina that ensures that our vision is clear and sharp — starts to fail, causing a loss of central vision. Wet AMD is an uncommon type of AMD, however, it is much more serious. Wet AMD occurs when new abnormal blood vessels grow under the retinal layer of the eye. These blood vessels can leak blood and/or other fluids which causes the macula to scar. The scarring will lead to vision loss that is much faster than the rate of dry AMD.
To learn more about Wet AMD, feel free to download an informational brochure located above.