Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a deterioration or breakdown of the eye’s macula.
The macula is a small area in the retina — the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye. The macula is the part of the retina that is responsible for your central vision, allowing you to see fine details clearly.
Signs and Symptoms
Dry macular degeneration
- Blurry distance and / or reading vision
- Need for increasingly bright light to see up close
- Colors appear less vivid and bright
- Hazy vision
- Difficulty seeing when going from bright light to low light
- Trouble or inability to recognize faces
- Blank or blurry spot in your central vision
Wet macular degeneration
- Distorted vision, straight lines will appear to bend, become crooked or irregular
- Dark gray spots or blank spots in your vision
- Size of objects may appear different for each eye
- Colors are not as bright and may not look the same for each eye