Status: Baseline only
Most Recent Data:
15.6 per 1,000 adults (2017)
12.5 per 1,000
15.6 per 1,000 adults aged 45 years and over had visual impairment due to AMD in 2017
* Age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population.
Reduce visual impairment due to age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
Data Source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC/NCHS
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in older adults. Encouraging older adults to get dilated eye exams can help reduce vision loss from AMD by making sure it’s diagnosed and treated early.
Workgroup: Vision Workgroup