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"Leslie, I Have Macular Degeneration."
March 17, 2015

"Leslie, I Have Macular Degeneration."

"Leslie, I have macular degeneration," my friend told me in a recent phone conversation. I made some empathizing statement and then asked if she had seen a retina specialist. She indeed had and when I asked what test results had indicated that she had this retinal disease, she didn't know but that she would find out.

My friend was very surprised by her recent diagnosis as she has no family history of AMD, doesn't have a lot of the risk factors, and has no visual symptoms. The retinal changes were first discovered during her annual eye exam whereupon her eye doctor sent her to the retina specialist.

Macular Drusen

A couple of days later my friend sent me her report that stated she had large drusen in her left eye and drusen in her right eye. "What does this mean, Leslie?"

Well, you can learn a lot about your eyes and your AMD diagnosis and prognosis by knowing a couple of things about macular drusen.

Find out how size and number matter, and how to discuss "the state of your drusen" at your next eye appointment:

Macular Drusen - Size and Number Matter

Leslie Degner, RN, BSN

Better Health for Better Vision

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