MACULAR DEGENERATION: DISEASE WITHOUT A CURE

Aug 7th, 2013 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Macular Degeneration Exposed

Yesterday’s column put emphasis on Macular Degeneration.  It is founded on a personal experience.  It is amazing how rapidly the disease steals vision and interrupts ability to enjoy visually this wonderful world.

My plea to you is to have frequent check ups to determine if/whether there are signs suggesting early onset (reduced vision, impaired vision, etc). Often there are no ‘early signs’, thus the need for annual visits to your optometrist/ophthalmologist for screenings. Once macular degeneration is diagnosed, nothing can be done to reverse it; however, having the medical assurance and encouragement that you are not currently experiencing evidence of its presence allows for the dismissal of unnecessary anxiety and worry.

Yesterday’s entry was titled: “SENIOR MALADIES: TO SEE OR NOT TO SEE.” I encourage your reading and taking seriously the suggestion to pursue appropriate examinations and watchfulness.

 

 



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