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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
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Macular pigment changes is a very non-specific term.  I agree with your current doctor if only in one eye.

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