How Age-Related Macular Degeneration Distorts Your Vision
Macular degeneration reduces vision in the central part of the retina. It happens when a part of the retina called the macula is damaged. With AMD you lose your central vision and cannot see fine details, whether you are looking at something close or far. But your peripheral (side) vision will still be normal. For instance, imagine you are looking at a clock with hands. With AMD, you might see the clock’s numbers but not the hands. People with AMD may have difficulty with daily tasks that require fine vision such as reading, dialing a telephone, driving, and recognizing faces.