Macular degeneration is a common eye condition among people age 50 and older. It is a leading cause of vision loss in older adults. It gradually destroys the macula, the part of the eye that provides sharp, central vision needed for seeing objects clearly.
Types of Macular Degeneration
There are two kinds of macular degeneration: wet and dry. The wet form can be treated in its early stages. Regular eye exams are highly recommended to detect macular degeneration early and prevent permanent vision loss.
What are the Symptoms of Macular Degeneration?
A gradual loss of ability to see objects clearly
A gradual loss of color vision
A dark or empty area appearing in the center of vision
Learn more about Macular Degeneration on Bausch & Lomb’s website.