Macular Degeneration Symptoms
Early stages of AMD may not have any symptoms. However, there are two types of AMD with varying systems so we’ll review both.
Dry Macular Degeneration
Dry Macular Degeneration is a buildup of waste products in the retina and its symptoms tend to present gradually. The onset of symptoms can take years and include:
- Difficulty reading in dim light and gradually increase to significantly blurred central vision.
- For example, pieces of text will disappear, so an “8” may look like a “6”.
- Central vision can become distorted, blurry or spotty.
Wet Macular Degeneration
Wet Macular Degeneration is when new blood vessels grow in the macular tissue. Symptoms can include:
- Wavy or distorted vision that comes on quickly and may result in severely decreased vision.
If you have questions about AMD and your sight contact us at Relf EyeCare Specialists to schedule an appointment.