Macular Degeneration

Symptoms

Dry Macular Degeneration

  • having blurry distance or reading vision, or both
  • needing increasingly brighter light to see things that are near, such as a book you’re holding
  • noticing that colors appear less bright than they used to
  • difficulty seeing when moving from a brightly lit area to a dimmer area, such as when walking from outdoors into a dimly lit room on a sunny afternoon
  • seeing blank or blurry spots in your central field of vision
  • having difficulty recognizing people’s faces

Wet Macular Degeneration

  • distorted vision - for example, seeing straight lines that appear bent, or irregular
  • seeing dark or blank spots in your field of vision
  • loss of central vision
  • objects looks larger or smaller when viewed with one eye than the other
  • colors are not as bright as they used to look, or don’t look the same when viewed separately with each eye

 

Last Updated March 2017