Have you noticed a change in vision in one eye, distortion of straight lines or a spot missing from your vision? Could you have Macular Degeneration?
When you cover one eye do you see straight lines as bent? Or are bits missing from the view? These are symptoms of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD). You should seek medical attention. If you do have macular degeneration, an ophthalmologist (Eye Specialist) will need to be involved in your care.
Macular degeneration is the commonest cause of blindness in Australia. It affects 1/3 of Australians who are aged 75 years and 2/3 of Australians aged 85. The better the vision when treatment is commenced, the better prognosis for maintaining long term useful vision.