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Am I at risk of myopic macular degeneration?

Hi everyone. i am really worried about this please help me. i am 22 years old with - 3.5 myopia on my left eye and - 7 myopia in my right eye which is categorized in high myopia. I wanted to know that am I at risk to develop myopic macular degeneration? If so, is there anything i can do to prevent it from now? thanks so much

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Hi Poko,

Your right eye is going to make you more susceptible to macular conditions. Anyone over -6 is described as pathologically myopic.

We have a useful factsheet about Myopic Macular Degeneration.

If you would like a copy, please call our helpline 0300 30 30 111 (9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday).

Alternatively you can email a request to

Best wishes


Macular Society


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