Age-Related Macular Degeneration
What is Macula?
Macular Concepts Normal Macula’ GIF
What is Macular Degeneration?
What causes Macular degeneration?
What are the symptoms?
As the macular cells begin to disintegrate symptoms of blurred vision become noticeable. This especially affects the ability of people to see what is directly in front of them. Reading, writing and close work such as knitting is affected the most. As the disease progresses, people experience significant vision loss in the centre and are unable to recognise faces. The peripheral retina is never affected. Therefore, people never experience complete loss of vision as peripheral/side vision remains intact.