Macular degeneration results in a progression of vision loss due to a degeneration of the macula (the portion of the retina responsible for fine vision). The arteries that supply the tissue with oxygen & nutrients have hardened and may result in severe vision loss. Probably the result of free radical damage, macular degeneration generally affects those over 55 years of age.
Symptoms May Include:
- Gradual, painless loss of vision
- Sudden vision loss
- Central vision is lost but total blindness is avoided and side vision remains.