Dry Macular Degeneration - Signs and Symptoms
Dry macular degeneration has several signs and symptoms that may be noticeable as early as your early 50s. One of the major signs of dry macular degeneration is the blurred vision that mostly affects your ability to see clearly things that are either close or far from you. This symptom is too often ignored and as such, it develops into a serious eyesight problem. It is always advisable to contact your doctor in the event you notice such a problem. Another important sign of a macular degeneration that is frequent blind spots that normally appear when you lift your head up.
Another symptom of possible macular degeneration is when you see straight lines that looking bent and irregular. This condition is also known as metamorphopsia where the patient sees an object in a different shape, color or size in each of his/her eyes. Also, you begin to see objects smaller in one of your eye than in the other, a condition medical experts like to refer to as the micropsia. This may be an indication of a swollen macula. During this stage, your macula starts to bulge thereby creating a distance between your photoreceptors. This condition causes your eye to send incorrect signals to the brain, and you end up viewing the objects as bigger when they are in fact small and vice versa.
If you experience any of the symptoms mentioned above, speak to an ophthalmologist immediately.