Symptoms of AMD
AMD often has no symptoms until the condition is advanced and your vision is affected. As such, it is very important you have regular eye tests so AMD can be caught early and your vision preserved.
Symptoms of AMD can vary, but below are listed some of the symptoms associated with this condition. Make an appointment with your optician if you notice any of these symptoms:
- Small blurred area in the middle of your vision
- Problems with night driving
- Unable to see fine details like small text
- Distorted vision may make straight lines appear wavy or have bumps in them
- Visual hallucinations (seeing things that aren’t there)
If your vision suddenly gets worse or you notice blind spots in your field of vision, seek advice immediately. Either book an emergency appointment with an eye healthcare provider or visit your local hospital's A&E department.
Are both eyes affected?
Both dry and wet AMD can affect one or both eyes.
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