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When should I see a doctor about age-related macular degeneration?

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Generally speaking, if you're older than 45 you should get a complete eye exam and then follow-up exams every 2 to 4 years. If you have age-related macular degeneration, check your vision every day and let your eye doctor know if you notice any changes. Keep in mind that vision problems could also be signs of another condition besides macular degeneration.

SOURCES: 

National Eye Institute. 

American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on January 17, 2018

SOURCES: 

National Eye Institute. 

American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on January 17, 2018

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