Symptoms of Macular Degeneration

Each patient may experience symptoms of wet and dry age-related macular degeneration differently. Symptoms may include:

  • Blurry vision
  • A blind spot in the center of vision
  • Rapid loss of central vision
  • Inability to recognize familiar faces
  • Straight lines appear wavy, such as sentences on a page or lines in a grid
  • Drusen, tiny yellow deposits, on the retina 

The presence of drusen alone doesn’t mean you have macular degeneration, but it may mean you are at risk for developing more severe AMD.

The symptoms of macular degeneration may mimic other eye conditions. Please see your physician if you are experiencing any of these symptoms.