Age related macular degeneration is a degenerative eye condition caused by changes at the back of the eye (retina). It is the leading cause of severe vision impairment in people aged over 40 years in Australia. It is also referred to as AMD or ARMD.
What are the common symptoms?
- A gradual or sudden decline in the ability to see objects clearly
- Difficulty reading - that is not improved with new glasses
- Distorted vision in the central field and difficulty seeing people’s faces clearly
- Dimming of colour vision
- Visual hallucinations (see Charles Bonnet Syndrome)