Symptoms of AMD can be none, most individuals don’t realize they have AMD until the vision becomes blurry.
What Is AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION?
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an eye condition that affects the center part of the retina called the macula. When the macula is damaged, a person has difficulty with central vision. People with AMD have problems seeing fine details right in front of them, but their peripheral vision is clear. As an example, when looking at a face, they may see the hair but not the central facial details like the eyes, nose, and mouth.
Symptoms of AMD can be none, difficulty seeing fine detail, blank spots in central vision, or a distortion to the way things look. Most individuals don’t realize they have AMD until the vision becomes blurry. Regular visits to an ophthalmologist can diagnose the disease before it is advanced, looking for early signs of AMD even before there are visual changes.