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Impact on vision

As DMO progresses and the macula becomes more swollen and damaged, you may experience a number of visual symptoms.

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Severe

Blurred vision

Blurred vision can make it difficult to see sharp details, both up close and from a distance. If you notice any changes in your vision, please consult your eye centre.

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Severe

Blind spots

Blind spots may appear in parts of the visual field. If you notice any changes in your vision, please consult your eye centre.

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Severe

Distorted lines

Straight lines may appear wavy or fractured in parts of the visual field. If you notice any changes in your vision, please consult your eye centre.

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Severe

Faded colours

Colours may look "washed out" or faded. If you notice any changes in your vision, please consult your eye centre.

Key patient resources

For your friends and family to understand the impact of visual impairment

Use our checklists to prepare for appointments

See what most DMO patients want to know about

An easy-to-understand guide to the medical terms

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Date of preparation - August 2019 | Item code number - PP-EYL-GB-0338