In its early stages, macular degeneration does not affect vision, but as it progresses, one may notice visual symptoms like wavy or blurred vision. As the condition worsens, central vision may be completely lost. However, peripheral vision is not affected.
Macular degeneration is a painless but progressive eye condition that causes loss of central vision, usually in both eyes. Thus, regular eye exams are important as the earlier MD is detected, the better the visual outcome.