In early (dry) macular degeneration, cells in the macula begin to sicken, and parts of the central vision become blurry. This may be difficult to notice at first, especially if the other eye is healthy, which can often hide the problems of the sick eye. Some people may find that they need more light to read, but otherwise may not notice problems with their vision.
© 2000 BrightFocus Foundation
Unauthorized reprints not allowed.