What causes macular degeneration?
Retinal Deposits
Macular degeneration occurs when fatty protein deposits build up on the retina. Watch the video to learn more.

What does it look like to have macular degeneration?
Macular degeneration causes the details at the center of vision to blur or look wavy, and as the condition worsens, a blank or dark space will gradually appear. This can make it hard to see what is straight ahead of you, and activities like reading, texting, driving, and recognizing faces can become difficult or impossible.

Watch the video to get a feel for what it might look like to have macular degeneration.

Can macular degeneration be treated?

Macular degeneration doesn’t affect peripheral, or side vision, so it rarely results in total blindness. Promising advances have been made in treating the condition with laser surgery.

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