Macular degeneration & driving

Macular degeneration affects only the central area of vision. It may reduce visual acuity and cause distortion but does not affect peripheral vision. Normal driving visual standards apply.

The early stage of macular degeneration reduces vision by only a small degree. If vision is borderline or below the requirement for driving and you have mild macular degeneration, surgery for an early cataract may often improve the vision sufficiently to allow driving to continue.