Eye Care Community
Macular Pigment Changes
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to eye care, cataracts, glaucoma, retinal detachment, eye infections, misaligned eyes, intra-ocular implants, refractive surgery (LASIK and CK), glasses, contact lenses, amblyopia, eye injuries, dry eyes, ocular allergy, eye pain and discomfort, pediatric eye disorders, eyelid and tearduct surgery, poor eyesight, and eye surgery.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Macular Pigment Changes

Hello,
During my last eye exam (last year) my DR noticed that I have macular pigment changes in my left eye. He then referred me to a retinal specialist who I saw for about 6 months. Fast forward to my latest eye exam (10/31/09), I saw a new eye DR and she noticed the same thing. She did not refer me to a retinal specialist because she said that it may never get any worse than it is now. She said she would like to keep an eye on it so I am to be sure and schedule yearly exams! My question is if I am now 35 yrs old (34 when the changes were first noticed) does this mean that I am at higher risk to develop macular degeneration later on in life? I have been doing research on macular pigment changes and everything that shows up refers to MD. Any insight you can give is greatly appreciated!
Thanks in advance!
Lisa
Related Discussions
711220_tn?1251894727
Macular pigment changes is a very non-specific term.  I agree with your current doctor if only in one eye.

Dr. O.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Eye Care Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Eye Care Answerers
10949559_tn?1414054405
Blank
LisaTaylor
Mississauga, ON
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
flossy93
CA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
KayakerNC
NC
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Anomalychick
Jacksonville, FL
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
etrader
United Kingdom
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Gogglez
OR