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Early Symptoms of Macular Dystrophy

Early Symptoms of Macular Dystrophy

At Eye Site, we have years of experience providing residents of Katy and the surrounding areas with reliable eye care. This includes screening for eye diseases such as macular dystrophy and providing care as the need arises. Read on to learn about the early warning signs of macular dystrophy and how our eye doctor will assist you if you have it.

About Early Symptoms of Macular Dystrophy

The first symptom that you might observe is a change in the quality of your vision. Straight lines might start appearing distorted to you. While this may seem insignificant, macular dystrophy can lead to severe vision loss if left unaddressed. This change can be either sudden or gradual.

Other symptoms include black or blurry spots in the center of your vision. In rare cases, macular dystrophy can affect your ability to perceive color. If you think that you may have age-related macular degeneration, contact our eye doctor immediately. Our optometrist in Katy will evaluate your vision to determine whether or not you are suffering from macular dystrophy and proceed accordingly. In some cases, you will be referred to a retinal specialty ophthalmologist.

Generally speaking, this condition is linked to age. If you are above the age of 45, you should be checked for this condition regularly even if you have noticed no symptoms. Exams are recommended every two to four years. If you do have age-related macular dystrophy, check your vision daily and let your eye doctor know if you observe any changes.

Contact Our Optometrist in Katy

If you would like to be checked for macular dystrophy, the optometry professionals at Eye Site are ready to assist you. For more information on the condition or to schedule an appointment with our eye doctor, call us at (281) 644-2010.

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