Symptoms of Macular Degeneration

The signs and symptoms of macular degeneration develop gradually and include:

  • Difficulty in reading or doing close work unless under a bright light.
  • Difficulty in adapting to dim conditions, such as when entering a darkened room.
  • Difficulty in reading due to blurred vision.
  • Difficulty in recognizing faces.
  • A blind spot in the center of the field of vision.
  • Decreased brightness of colors.
  • Blurred or hazy vision.
  • Hallucinations in advanced cases.
You should consult your ophthalmologist immediately (a medical doctor specializing in eye care) if:
  • You notice any changes in the center of your vision.
  • You have difficulty in seeing and differentiating colors and fine details.
These may be the first signs of macular degeneration especially if you are over 50. 
Frequently asked questions
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