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Have These Symptoms? That Could Be Macular Degeneration

It is always better to prevent something from happening or worsening than to cure it. Macular degeneration is an eye condition that may not have symptoms until it progresses and affects both eyes. However, there may also be initial signs that you have this condition. If not properly diagnosed and given treatment at its early stage, the condition may affect the individual’s central vision too.

It is important for you to find out if you have this kind of eye condition before it worsens. Symptoms of macular degeneration include the following:

  • Noticing that straight lines appear distorted. Otherwise, the center of vision also appears distorted to the eyes of the patient.
  • A white out or dark, blurry areas in the patient’s center of vision start appearing
  • Color perception is changed or diminished

If you notice that you have any of these symptoms, it is best to consult a qualified ophthalmologist as soon as possible.

Seek Medical Help for Macular Degeneration

You most likely need to seek an ophthalmologist if you have age-related macular degeneration and if you fit the following conditions:

  • People who are 45 years and older will most likely need a complete eye exam and follow-up exams every two to four years thereafter.
  • Age-related macular degeneration patients are recommended to check their vision regularly to be able to notify their ophthalmologist for any vision changes.

Don’t waste time! Find out if you have macular degeneration or any other eye disease only from the expert. Schedule an appointment today with Dr. Thom by calling us 701-235-5200 and receive the appropriate treatment for your eye condition. We look forward to hearing from you!

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