Slide show: Age-related vision problems
Photos depicting normal vision and vision with macular degeneration
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Depending on the type, age-related macular degeneration may cause:

  • Distortion of straight lines or printed words
  • A gradual haziness of your overall vision
  • A blind spot in the center of your visual field

If you notice changes in your central vision or other signs and symptoms of age-related macular degeneration, make an appointment with your eye doctor. There's no treatment to reverse dry macular degeneration, but a healthy diet and nutritional supplements may slow progression of the disease. Treatment options for wet macular degeneration may include medication, laser therapy or surgery.

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