Macular Degeneration


Dry Macular Degeneration

Dry macular degeneration often develops slowly. Symptoms can include:

  • Seeing blank or blurry spots
  • Needing brighter light to see things close up
  • Seeing colors less brightly
  • Seeing poorly when moving from a bright area to a dim area
  • Problems recognizing people

Wet Macular Degeneration

Wet macular degeneration often appears quickly and gets worse quickly. Symptoms can include:

  • Changing vision (for example, seeing straight lines that appear bent)
  • Seeing dark or blank spots
  • Losing central vision
  • Seeing things as larger, smaller, or brighter when comparing one eye to another.


Last Updated May 2023

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