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How is macular degeneration detected?

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How is macular degeneration detected?

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Reduced vision noticed by the patient before or during a routine eye exam may be the first indicator of macular degeneration. While examining the retina with an instrument called an “ophthalmoscope” the doctor may detect the formation of new blood vessels or leaking from blood vessels called “drusen” in and under the macula. In addition, the following signs may be indicative of macular problems.

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