Macular Degeneration is diagnosed by clinical examination. However, a simple self assessment can help determine whether you are at risk or could possibly have Macula Degeneration.
1. Are you over 50 years?
2. Do you have a family history of macula degeneration?
If the answer to both these questions is yes, then you are at increased risk and should have your eyes examined by an ophthalmologist or optometrist every 1 to 2 years.
If in addition to the above you are experiencing any of the following, you should have an assessment with an ophthalmologist as soon as possible
1. Reduced vision
2. Blurring of central vision
3. Distortion of vision – straight parallel lines may bend towards each other or there may be gaps or blotches.
-Posted by Dr Colin I Clement.