Macular degeneration symptoms typically tend to develop gradually, but present acutely. It is an eye disorder which damages the center of the retina. It does damage to the macula, which is part of the retina in the eye. Typically your central vision becomes affected. If you notice the below vision changes you may be experiencing macular degeneration:

  • Difficulty adapting to low light
  • Increasing blurriness of printed words
  • Difficulty recognizing faces
  • Haziness of your overall vision
  • A blurred spot in the center of your field of vision
  • Distortion in your vision

Macular degeneration may affect one eye or both eyes. If only one eye is affected, you may not notice any or much change in your vision because your good eye compensates for the weak one.

As the disease progresses, the blurred spot in the center of vision gradually gets larger and darker. In the late stages, you may not be able to recognize faces.

Macular degeneration is one of the leading causes of impairment of reading in the United States. For information regarding Macular degeneration treatments. please visit our treatments page.

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