Macular Degeneration (cont.)
Because some people with the dry form of macular degeneration may develop the wet form, those with the dry form should monitor their vision daily
or at least weekly and notify their ophthalmologist of any changes in their vision.
- If you have the wet form of the disease and have had laser treatment, you should test your vision to see if any blind spots grow bigger or if any new blind spots appear. New blood vessels can emerge months or years after you have had successful laser treatment.
- If only one eye is affected, your ophthalmologist will perform regular eye examinations on your other eye to discover any sign of new problems.
John D. Sheppard, MD, MMSc
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