Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in adults over the age of 50 throughout the developed world. The National Institutes of Health reports that 11 million people in the United States are currently living with AMD, and an estimated 17 million people worldwide are impacted by the disorder.
There are two types of AMD:
Newborns, while possessed with the full visual capacity to see objects and colors, can only see 8-15 inches away. Over time, distance vision improves, as does the development of color vision, allowing babies with healthy vision to see the world with more clarity right around four months. However, vision development does not stop at this point. In fact, it continues throughout our lives.