Gradual dimming of central vision, especially while reading
Distorted vision, straight lines that appear wavy
Sudden loss of central vision
Call Your Doctor About Macular Degeneration If:
You have never seen an ophthalmologist or optometrist and you experience any of the symptoms listed above
You have been diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration and then discover blank spots in your field of vision, printed material that appears distorted, or straight lines that appear wavy; you may be developing the advanced wet form of macular degeneration. See an ophthalmologist or retinal specialist immediately if this occurs.
SOURCES: James B. Lecture Notes on Ophthalmology, Blackwell Publishing, 2003. Macular Degeneration Partnership. Pfizer: “Macugen Description.” American Academy of Ophthalmology: "Preferred Practice Pattern, Age Related Macular Degeneration."