Age-related macular degeneration (ARMD, or AMD) Age related Macular degeneration is a disorder that affects the portion of the retina responsible for our central and fine-detailed vision. It is a result of the inability of the eye to remove metabolic waste materials over time. Accumulation of these waste products can affect our vision. There are several stages of age-related macular degeneration, ranging from early (mild) to late stage (advanced). There are also different types of ARMD: wet age-related macular degeneration and dry age related macular degeneration. Depending on the type and severity of ARMD, the management and treatment can range from specific vitamins or supplements used help slow progression of the disease, to treatment with laser or injections with an ophthalmologist.