Symptoms of AMD

What are the symptoms of AMD?

The following are the most common symptoms of AMD. However, each individual may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms may include:

  • blurry or fuzzy vision
  • difficulty recognizing familiar faces
  • straight lines, such as sentences on a page, telephone poles, and the sides of buildings, appear wavy
  • a dark or empty area (blind spot) appears in the center of vision
  • rapid loss of central vision - vision necessary for driving, reading, recognizing faces, and performing close-up work

The presence of drusen, tiny yellow deposits in the retina, is one of the most common early signs of AMD. These will be visible to your physician during an eye examination. While the presence of drusen alone does not indicate the disease, it may mean the eye is at risk for developing more severe AMD.

The symptoms of AMD may resemble other eye conditions. Consult a physician for diagnosis.

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