Macular degeneration is a painless eye condition that leads to the gradual loss of central vision (the ability to see what is directly in front of you). Macular degeneration occurs when the macula (the part of the eye that is responsible for central vision) is unable to function as effectively as it used to. Macular degeneration does not affect the peripheral vision, which means that the condition will not cause complete blindness. Macular degeneration is usually age related, it is very uncommon in younger people and if it is present at a young age it is usually genetic. There are two types of Macular Degeneration known as wet, which can develop very quickly and Dry, which affects you vision more gradually. There is currently no treatment available for Dry Macular Degeneration beyond dietary supplements, but there are several treatment options for Wet, but treatment must be prompt to have any chance of success.