A member asked:

My eye dr told me i have macular drusen in right eye but isn't concerned. i am 32 yrs old...should i worry?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

Long term risk: Macular drusen usually occur in both eyes and shows a strongly inherited pattern. As time passes and the drusen either enlarge or become confluent, then sometimes the vision is affected. This would be rare in a 32 year old; the inheritance pattern is well described. You should have them looked at about every 2-3 years for a while.

Answered 10/8/2012


Dr. Richard Scartozzi answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery

Too young: Too young for drusen in the classic sense (macular-degeneration). Get another opinion from a retina specialist and have your family members examined as well.

Answered 11/6/2012



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