The Retina Reference

Age Related Macular Degeneration - Eccentric Subretinal Neovascularization

You should look at the Normal Retina photo first for comparison. In wet macular degeneration, the abnormal blood vessels under the retina usually grow under the macula (the center of the retina). Sometimes, however, they grow under the peripheral retina, where they can bleed and cause some loss of peripheral rather than central vision. Such a case is illustrated here. The macula has drusen, but in the periphery a subretinal membrane has grown and bled. Usually these situations are simply observed. The blood eventually resolves to leave a scar.