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Blind spots myopic macular degeneration

I am 42 , highly myopic minus 14 in both eyes, have distortion in both eyes, MD always said I have DRY MMD, an year ago noticed blind spots in the amsler grid in my left eye. had Retinal specialist appointment this October didn't notice any missing letters on the chart when reading with left eye and but I do now and also missing piece of the picture when looking at the picture . Is it blind spot got worse now or it could turned wet? Have appointment on Monday, very tensed. Any one with similar experience? Thanks

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Hi, I don't have your condition but I've had a blurred spot and also missing letters in the past. In my case it was from oedema and got better with injections ( temporarily for me then but improved now fingers crossed).

Monday will be here soon and you will get some answers from drs so not long to wait , try not to get stressed it definitely doesn't help.

Wishing you all the best going forward .

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Thankyou

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I agree with Eyesright. I am very myopic too. Please also inquire about Retinoschesis. It is caused by retina splitting due to high myopia which causes fluid to get between the retinal layers which can cause distortion. Best to you!!

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Dear Srianu

I hope your appointment is going or has gone well and helped you get answers, and treatment if needed.

We have a fact sheet on "Myopia, Pathological Myopia and Myopic macular degeneration" which may have some helpful information for you. We would be happy to send you this by email or post if you contact our helpline on

0300 30 30 111 between 09.00 and 17.00 Monday- Friday

or via our website macularsociety.org/contact

so we can take your contact details.

Just to make you aware, we are currently offering 6 months free membership of the Macular Society - see this link:

macularsociety.org/6months

Wishing you all the best for the future.

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