Age-related macular degeneration is a condition that affects your central vision. This is the vision that allows you to see fine details. People with AMD have trouble doing things like reading, driving, finding buttons on their phone, and recognizing faces. AMD usually doesn’t affect your side (peripheral) vision.
Symptoms of AMD including having things look blurry, or noticing wavy or blank areas in your field of vision. The simulator below shows how someone with AMD might lose sight over time, with a blank area gradually masking their central vision.