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what is the first symptom of macular degeneration?

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Dr. Samuel Barone
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
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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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
Dr. Michael Colucciello
35 years experience Ophthalmology
Metamorphopsia: Metamorphopsia.
Answered on Apr 24, 2015

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