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Macular Degeneration is a problem in the part of the eye that controls your sharpest central vision It is a group of diseases that result in a loss of detailed vision The brain will not just leave the spot empty so it learns to fill it in with spotty macular cell damage People most of the time dont tell their doctors opthalmologists about it until it is well in advanceThere are two types of Macular Degeneration Juvenile Macular Degeneration affects the central vision in young children This takes place in the macula or the central region of the retina The retina is where we are able to read and to distinguish colors The main symptoms of Juvenile Macular Degeneration is a reduction in the visionAdult Macular Degeneration is usually said to affect only those over 55 years of age This type is found in the photosensitive cells in your retina This includes those that control critical colors and fine detail vision These are in the center area in the eye called the maculaThe many symptoms of Macular Degeneration vary Sometimes only one eye will lose its vision while the other eye is perfectly normal There is a decrease of visual acuity This means the macula doesnt provide the sharpest vision The surrounding of the retina can be used but it is not as sensitive as the macula There is also visual distortion The damage to the retina may cause wavy vision because of the stretching Some other symptoms are blindspots eccentric viewing photostress photophobia better vision at night color vision peripheral vision sensitivity hallucinations and depth perceptions These are just some of the things that Macular Degeneration affectsMacular Degeneration is hard to recognize at the first but if it affects both eyes than it becomes a problem Reading and close up work can be very difficultFew people realize that Macular Degeneration is an incurable eye disease and is the leading cause of blindness in those
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