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Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a disease that affects the retina. It’s the leading cause of severe, permanent vision loss in people over age 50. Vision loss occurs when a section of the retina called the
macula is damaged causing you to lose central vision. For example, imagine looking at a clock with hands. With AMD, you might see the clock’s numbers but not the hands.
Symptoms of macular degeneration may include:
Worse or less clear vision. Your vision might be blurry, and it may be hard to read fine print or drive.
Dark, blurry areas in the center of your vision
Rarely, worse or different color perception
If you have any of these symptoms, contact your eye doctor immediately for a comprehensive eye examination.
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