Macular degeneration – also called age-related macular degeneration – is an eye disease that gradually destroys central vision. It is caused by breakdown of the macula (the small but crucial central part of the retina). Symptoms include blurred vision, seeing straight lines as wavy, and difficulty seeing details (whether close-up or far away). Macular degeneration may lead to blindness if left untreated. The best way to prevent further deterioration is early diagnosis and treatment.
If you believe you may be suffering from macular degeneration, please contact the specialists at North Georgia Eye Clinic today.