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Dr. Rick, Board Certified MD
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Experience:  Ophthalmology since 1994 with Retina sub-specialty interest
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Hi - at a recent eye test I was told I have "unusual pigment

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Hi - at a recent eye test I was told I have "unusual pigment variation on both Maculae and around the macula there may be some scarring". I am waiting for my referral - What does this mean?

Dr. Rick :

Hi. I'm Dr. Rick and I have two decades of ophthalmology experience. I'm online and happy to answer your question today. I am a retina specialist.

Dr. Rick :

Were you told this by an optometrist or an ophthalmologist (eye MD)?

Customer:

optometrist

Dr. Rick :

Do you wear glasses or contacts? If so, do you know what your Rx is?

Dr. Rick :

Do you have any visual problems at all?

Dr. Rick :

Do you have any medical problems or take any medication?

Customer:

Glasses for 95% of he time - contacts on odd occasion.

Customer:

no medical/visual issues

Dr. Rick :

ok. Did you see the other questions I posted?

Customer:

RX - No idea sorry

Customer:

and no medication

Dr. Rick :

ok. Optometrist, no visual problems, wear glasses and you're healthy.

Customer:

Correct

Dr. Rick :

Well, not to be mean or anything but, in my two decades of practice as a retina surgeon, I've learned not to get very excited when optometrists find vague changes in the macula of a symptom free, perfectly healthy 29 year old patient.

Dr. Rick :

99% of the time it is nothing other then a lack of training and understanding that leads them to be concerned .....

Dr. Rick :

I'm not sure how to phrase that in a PC way :(

Customer:

good to hear!

Customer:

many thanks

Dr. Rick :

My pleasure.

Dr. Rick :

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Dr. Rick MD FACS

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