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Pigmentation back of eye, Dr says normal aging may less to

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Pigmentation back of eye, Dr says normal aging may less to macular degeneration. Very myopic lots of glisters,laser forvrrtinal tear 10yrs ago.
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A lot more details of the pigmentation would be needed such as the size, its position ( in the retina), focal or diffuse, visual acuity. There can be lot of benign conditions with pigmentations. Sorry there seems to be a problem with the chat. I will switch to Q&A mode so that we can continue to interact there.

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The pigmentation observed should be documented by fundus photography. This will help in all future references. A pigmentation becomes significant only if shows an increase in size/ increase in density of pigmentation/ spreads all across. Additional tests are then done so as to detect the underlying cause. You have mentioned that you have myopia. Myopia is known to be associated with tesellated fundus ( tigeroid apearance of the retina with scattered pigmentation). I would suggest that you get the retina examined by a retina specialist at your next eye check up so that the findings can be documented .
As for the possibility of macular degeneration, there are two types- dry and wet type of age related macular degeneration(ARMD). The dry ARMD is benign and does not cause any vision related problem. It is the wet ARMD which is responsible for reduced vision. It might appear as a dark lesion with pigmentation at the macula ( central part of retina). However it needs confirmation by dilated eye exam and additional eye tests. A routine eye xam by a retina specialist should be sufficient.

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