Macular degeneration is an eye issue that is common among middle-aged people who are around or over 50. Macula, as a part of the retina, is also the part of the eye that is responsible for clear vision. Macular degeneration occurs within thinning of the macula and it causes blurred vision. This condition might develop in a single eye but it can affect both eyes. Dry macular degeneration won’t make you lose all of your sight while your sight might worsen over time. Some people who have this disorder, have only mild central vision loss but some people are experiencing more severe vision loss cases.
Vision loss may be delayed within early cautions and detections. The symptoms are usually common and they might include these points:
- Visual distortions like straight lines seems to bent
- Reduced central vision loss in a single or both eyes
- The need for brighter light when doing a close-up work
- Difficulties adapting to low light levels
- Increasing blurriness
- Decreasing intensity of colours
- Difficulties recognizing faces
- Blind or blurry spot in your vision which is well defined
There is another type of macular degeneration which usually occurs with aging, it’s called “Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)”. AMD generally occurs slowly while some people might be experience it faster than others.