AMD affects the middle part of your vision, not the edges (peripheral vision).
You can get it in 1 eye or both.
AMD can make things like reading, watching TV, driving or recognising faces difficult.
Other symptoms include:
- seeing straight lines as wavy or crooked
- objects looking smaller than normal
- colours seeming less bright than they used to
- seeing things that are not there (hallucinations)
AMD is not painful and does not affect the appearance of your eyes.
Sometimes AMD may be found during a routine eye test before you have symptoms.