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What are the symptoms of age-related macular degeneration?

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  • If you're in the early stages of age-related macular degeneration you may not have symptoms. The first sign you may notice is a gradual or sudden change in the quality of your vision or that straight lines appear distorted to you. This may gradually turn into a dramatic loss of your central vision. Other symptoms include: Dark, blurry areas or whiteout that appears in the center of your vision
  • In rare cases, you may have a change in your perception of color

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National Eye Institute. 

American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on January 17, 2018

SOURCES: 

National Eye Institute. 

American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on January 17, 2018

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