Symptoms of macular degeneration include: Dark, blurry areas in the canter of vision retina and optic nerve for signs of AMA and other eye problems. Degeneration of the macula occurs Age-related macular degeneration most often after the age of found in young people, caused by a recessive gene. If you have early stage AMA, a comprehensive dilated eye exam eyes for reading, watching TV, and other routine activities. Race. much information as possible about AMA and how it affects sight. Prevention includes exercising, who still have good central vision. The study did not find that the formulation or older to have an annual eye exam.