Macular Degeneration is the damage or breakdown of the macula of the eye. The macula is the small area of the retina at the back of the eye that allows us to see fine details clearly. Macular Degeneration makes close work, like threading a needle or reading fine print, difficult or impossible. When the macula does not function correctly, you can experience blurring or darkness in the center of your vision. Although Macular Degeneration reduces vision in the central part of the retina, it does not affect the eye’s side or peripheral vision. For example, you could see a clock but not be able to tell what time it is. In some cases, laser treatment can be done to prevent or lessen severe loss of eyesight due to Macular Degeneration.
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