Specialty Physician Consultation – 1 hour examination and assessment with related review and treatment recommendations. Macular degeneration, or age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss in 60 and older. It is a disease that destroys your sharp, central vision. AMD affects the macula, the part of the eye that allows you to see fine detail. In some cases AMD advances so slowly that people notice little change in their vision. In others, the disease progresses faster and may lead to a loss of vision in both eyes. Regular comprehensive eye exams can detect macular degeneration before the disease causes vision loss. Treatment can slow vision loss but does not restore vision. The total cost includes a one hour consultation with a specialist. Not included are diagnostic studies, consultations with additional specialists and cost of complication management; travel, food and lodging.