Myopic Macular Degeneration

Written by on May 2, 2011 in Eye Problems - No comments
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Some people are diagnosed with myopia, or near-sightedness, and assume that they therefore have myopic macular degeneration. Although having myopia does leave you at a risk for developing this condition, the terms are not interchangeable. Here we will look at the difference between them as well as some details about myopic macular degeneration so that you have a deeper understanding of this condition.

Myopia and Permanent Vision Loss

Although myopia does not necessarily lead to permanent vision loss, it can for some people because it leaves you at a greater risk for glaucoma and retinal detachment. These two disturbances can be treated by a professional and in many cases be helped.

Myopia can sometimes lead to myopic macular degeneration, which needs to be prevented as much as possible because it is not as treatable.

More about Myopic Macular Degeneration

Myopic macular degeneration can occur when you are as young as your early thirties. It is true that if you are in your early thirties, you are not going to have age-related macular degeneration. Being aware of this fact can help you to see an eye care professional as early as possible if you start experiencing the symptoms of this disease even if you are young.

Symptoms of Myopic Macular Degeneration

If you begin to experience any of these symptoms, you should talk to an eye care specialist. One of the symptoms is a slow recovery of your sight after you are exposed to bright light. It is normal to have a hard time seeing indoors after you were in the bright sun for a long time, but if the length of recovery time for this process seems to be taking much too long, talk to a doctor about myopic macular degeneration. Another symptom can be having a harder time telling the difference between colors, especially colors that are a bit similar to each other, like a dark blue and a dark purple.

Many people experience blurred vision as one of their first symptoms of myopic macular degeneration. The vision will be blurred in the central area rather than the periphery and will be quite gradual. If your vision is fading at a rapid pace, you may have wet or exudative macular degeneration.

Myopic macular degeneration is something to consider if you are experiencing any of those symptoms and have had near-sightedness in the past. Knowing the symptoms does not need to make you fearful; rather, it can act as a way to make you feel even better because you know what to look out for. Often times catching the problem early can help you prevent it and take the appropriate steps at the right times. Having a close relationship with your eye care professional can be a great way to keep good track of your eyesight and reduce your chances of having a case of myopic macular degeneration that develops into a much worse condition.

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