Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Symptoms of Age-related Macular Degeneration?

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The early stages of AMD produce very few specific symptoms. It is often diagnosed when patients visit a specialist because they are experiencing a loss of visual acuity.

People with AMD can have:

blurred vision

Slightly blurred central vision.

blurred vision landscape

Diffuse or cloudy central vision worsening as the disease advances.

Spotted or distorted vision

Spotty or distorted vision making it difficult to read, drive or recognise familiar faces.

Cuadrado con líneas rectas onduladas

Straight lines may appear wavy.

Visión puntos negros

Blind spots.

Visión colores y texturas

Difficulty distinguishing textures or differentiating colours.


Difficulty adjusting to changes in lighting.

Bombilla, necesidad de más luz

A need for more light to carry out daily tasks.

Person with mountains behind

A loss of depth perception.

If you experience an accelerated and/or sudden decline or a loss of vision, then you should visit an ophthalmologist (eye specialist) as soon as possible.

Substantiated information by:

Mª Socorro Alforja
Ricardo Casaroli
Javier Zarranz-Ventura

Published: 20 February 2018
Updated: 20 February 2018


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