Symptoms of eye degeneration, or macular degeneration, include an increased need for brighter light for close-up work, difficulty adjusting to low light, dimming of color brightness, and struggles with recognizing faces, according to Mayo Clinic. Changes in vision also signal eye degeneration.
Vision changes that suggest eye degeneration are dimness of vision, unevenness or a blind spot in the central part of the vision field, blurred vision when reading, or fogginess in the entire vision field, Mayo Clinic reports. Eye degeneration happens in one or both eyes. If it occurs in a single eye, an individual sometimes has trouble recognizing changes because the healthy eye functions well enough to offset the distortions in the affected eye.