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What are the symptoms of macular degeneration?

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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Decreased vision: Symptoms of macular degeneration may include: decreased central vision, distortion of straight lines, poor light tolerance and dark adaptation and in very severe cases visual hallucinations.
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Vision changes: Best detected with an amsler grid (can use one off the computer).
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 29 years experience
Many: Age related macular degeneration (amd) is a leading cause of visual loss in the elderly population. Treatment depends on type and severity of amd. The symptoms are highly variable also: mild to moderate blurring in central areas of vision, distortion of images, haziness. Sometimes, in early stages, pt do not yet have symptoms. In late stages, visual hallucinations are possible.
Dr. Maziar Lalezary
Ophthalmology 14 years experience
Metamorphopsia : The majority of people affected by AMD are asymptotic and don't have any visual deficit. However, blurred vision and more specifically distortion can occur. For instance, straight lines spear crooked - metamorphopsia.
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
The symptoms of Macular degeneration include:: Blurry vision, Drusen, Vision loss.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

What are early symptoms of macular degeneration?

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Dr. Ilan Cohen
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Blur, distortion: Macular degeneration causes reduced central vision. Patients complain of blurry vision, black spots in the vision and distortion of images. If you have any sudden visual changes, see your eye doctor immediately.
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What are the symptoms of age-related macular degeneration?

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Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Decreased vision: Both the wet and dry forms of armd cause decrease in central vision. Distortion is often an early symptom and an amsler grid is a good self screening tool. Vision loss from the dry form is usually slowly progressive and lessor in degree than the wet form which can have very dramatic decrease in vision that is rapid and significant.
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What is macular degeneration ?

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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Retinal Surgery 19 years experience
See below: Age-related macular degeneration (amd) is a retinal condition which affects older adults and results in a loss of vision in the center of the visual field (the macula). There are “dry” and “wet” forms. It is a top cause of blindness and visual impairment in older adults (>50 years) in industrialized countries.

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