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Content updated on Jun 1, 2022

What is age-related macular degeneration?

An eye condition that causes a "hole in the center" when looking at things. It is caused by damage to the central retina (sensing layer of the eye). Causes include aging, smoking and genetics.

Symptoms of age-related macular degeneration

  • Blind spots or blind areas in vision

  • Poor vision

  • Things seem to be warped or distorted

  • Blurred vision

  • Things appear darker or dimmer than before

  • Difficulty seeing on one side

Questions your doctor may ask to check for age-related macular degeneration

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose age-related macular degeneration

  • Do you have partial loss of vision?

  • Do you feel that your eyesight is worsening recently?

  • Do things in your vision look distorted?

  • Do you have blurry vision?

  • Do things appear darker or dimmer than before?

Treatment for age-related macular degeneration

There are several treatment options, depending on the type of degeneration. These include injections given directly into the eye, or shining strong lights into the back of the eye to destroy abnormal cells. There may be no treatment for certain types of this condition.

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