Home > Eye care > Macular Degeneration Get the Flash Player to see this player. Rate: (Click the stars to rate) Published on Feb 16, 2008 by EBowie, Views: 5231 Dr. Esther Bowie, an opthalmologist, reviews macular degeneration. Macular degeration is common as people get older and effects the vision. It is a progressive disease that affects the central vision. It is important to see an eye doctor, opthalmology, if you are risk for this disease. Risk factors include age over 50, and a family history of macular degeneration.