I feel a bit silly asking this here, as I have not been diagnosed with macular degeneration but do have a problem with the retina. 6 years ago I had a macular hole, and the surgeon found a tear when he was operating. Because of this I am hyper aware of anything going wrong with my eyes.
This week because I noticed some flickering and some sudden floaters in the other eye which has never had any problems, I got checked out by the emergency eye unit. Thankfully there was no retinal detachment or tear, but he did mention that I had some deterioration on the periphery of the retina. Apparently nothing can be done to protect this area. My question is, as I cannot find info about this anywhere - what does this 'deterioration' mean? Is it like degeneration and therefore is there any link at all with macular degeneration?