If you're at risk for wet age-related macular degeneration, it's crucial that you know how to spot the signs.
Frank Siringo, M.D., O.D., chief of vitreoretinal diseases and surgery at Omni Eye Specialists in Denver, explores the symptoms of wet AMD, which typically include blurry or distorted vision.
The symptoms of wet AMD usually stat to occur over the course of a couple of weeks. One eye will become much more blurry than the patient is used to. The vision can be also become distorted. Central lines look wavy, so that if you're looking at a set of horizontal blinds in one eye, the blinds will look wavy instead of straight.
One of the ways that patients with dry AMD monitor this is they have what we call an Amsler grid. It's almost like a piece of graph paper that they can monitor at home to see if the graph paper with one eye and then the other eye is changing from week to week.