A 40-year-old member asked:
what is the first symptom of macular degeneration?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Samuel Barone answered
22 years experience Ophthalmology
Vision changes: The first symptom most people experience with macular degeneration is a change in vision. An amsler grid is a simple screening tool available for home use that can allow patients who are at risk for macular degeneration to monitor for such changes.
Answered on Sep 17, 2013
Dr. Richard Scartozzi answered
19 years experience Retinal Surgery
See below: Usually central distortion in the vision of one (sometimes both) eye(s). Straight lines may appear wavy (metamorphopsia).
Answered on Nov 6, 2012
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