Macular Degeneration occurs when The “macula” a part of the retina in the back of the eye begins to degenerate.
The “macula” ensures that our central vision is clear and sharpDegeneration of the macula tends to cause a progressive loss of vision. It is the number-one cause of blindness in the U.S.
There are two kinds of macular degeneration: “wet” and “dry.” The “wet” form can be treated in its early stages. Regular eye exams are highly recommended to detect degeneration early and prevent permanent vision loss.
Symptoms often associated with this condition include:
- Blurred central vision
- Distorted vision
- A dark or empty area appearing in the center of vision