Macular Degeneration

A degenerative disorder that affects the central section of the retina (the macula) and causes central vision distortion or loss. It is known as age-related macular degeneration when it occurs primarily in older persons.

What causes Macular Degeneration?

Macular degeneration is a term that refers to a condition that affects eyesight.
Wet macular degeneration is a long-term eye condition that causes blurred vision or a blind patch in your field of vision. Abnormal blood arteries that leak fluid or blood into the macula are the most common cause (MAK-u-luh). The macula is located in the area of the retina that controls central vision.

Symptoms

  • Straight lines appear curved due to visual distortions.
  • One or both eyes have a loss of central vision.
  • When reading or doing close-up work, brighter light is required.
  • Having more trouble adjusting to low light levels, such as entering a poorly lit restaurant.
  • The clarity of printed text has deteriorated.

Macular Degeneration can cause Blindness?

Age-related macular degeneration can cause severe central vision loss, however, it seldom results in blindness. It can, however, make reading, driving, and other activities that require fine center vision problematic.

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