Age Related Macular Degeneration

     The earliest stages of macular degeneration can have very mild symptoms, like a slight decrease in the quality of your vision.  As macular degeneration progresses, the decrease in vision becomes more significant and you may notice a distortion of straight lines.  That is, doorways and tables look curved or warped instead of straight.

 

     The best way to detect macular degeneration is via a complete eye exam.  Your eye doctor will check the macula (the most important part of your retina responsible for fine vision) for any early signs of macular degeneration.

 

For more information about Age Related Macular Degeneration, please click on the following links or video presentation:

 

National Eye Institute
Macular Degeneration Foundation
Foundation Fighting Blindness

 

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