How Does AMD Damage My Eyes?
AMD effects part of the back of the eye called the macula, the central part of the retina. When AMD damages the macula, the center part of you vision may become blurred or wavy, or you may develop a blind spot.
AMD can cause vision loss quickly or slowly, and can make it very hard for you to do things that require sharp vision, such as reading, driving or sewing. The good news is that AMD almost never causes total blindness, since it usually does not hurt side vision.