Macular Degeneration: Causes, Symptoms, Treatments

Symptoms of Macular Degeneration

Blurriness and a Blurred Blank Spot

Macular degeneration is a progressive disorder, and the disease gets worse with time. In the early stages, the person can notice change vision problems that can increase with time. If the vision is in one eye, it can change to both eyes at the same time.

Some of the common early symptoms of macular degeneration observed in both dry and wet form include

Blurriness and a Blurred Blank Spot

The first and most common symptom of AMD is the blurriness of vision. It becomes difficult to see things, and a black spot starts to appear in the mid of vision. When someone sees any object, the object’s sides are visible, but the midis to blur, and a blank spot seems to appear. The black space seems to be a black, gray, or red hole. The reason for this spot’s formation is decreased oxygen supply to the macular area, which causes abnormal blood vessels to form. These formed vessels are fragile and cause scarring of macular cells, which leads to the formation of a black spot in the middle of vision. The black spot and dark areas can be observed after waking up initially, but they become permanent, causing vision problems.