2020 Online Salon
Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
- Entrant Name: Jamie Peterson
- Membership Type: Student Submission
- Address: Baltimore, Maryland USA
- Client: Juan Garcia
- Copyright: 2020 Jamie Peterson
- Medium/software used: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Procreate
- Final presentation format: Print
- Primary Audience: Medical students, researchers
Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a common eye disorder among people over 50. AMD is caused by the separation of the choroid and retinal pigment epithelium by drusen, lipid and protein deposits. It causes reduced and blurred central vision while leaving the peripheral vision intact. There are two types of AMD, Dry and Wet forms shown in the cross-section insets.
This illustration depicts the location of the macula and the characteristics of the two forms of AMD shown in the insets. Dry is the more common form and effects 80-90% of patients with AMD, it is characterized by hard drusen causing macular atrophy for time. The Wet form of AMD is less common and the more severe due to soft drusen causing macular abnormal blood vessel growth and leaks. The insets are set next to a retinal fundus painting depicting the hard and soft drusen causing macular scarring and hemorrhages.