Central vision is what you see when you focus straight ahead. In AMD, this vision becomes increasingly blurred, which means:
- reading becomes difficult
- colours appear less vibrant
- people’s faces are difficult to recognise
This sight loss usually happens gradually over time, although it can sometimes be rapid.
AMD doesn’t affect your peripheral vision (side vision), which means it will not cause complete blindness.
Read more about the symptoms of age-related macular degeneration and the complications of age-related macular degeneration.