The Early Symptoms of Macular Dystrophy

Macular Dystrophy

While macular dystrophy is rare, it can have a significant impact on the life of those with the condition. If you have noticed some unusual symptoms, and think you may have this condition, you should see our optometrist in Kansas City right away. Dr. Littlefield at Littlefield Optometry can help you manage this macular dystrophy.

What Is Macular Dystrophy?

Macular dystrophy is a retinal condition that can lead to a significant loss of vision. In most cases, the condition has a slow and gradual effect on the patient, making it possible to detect the condition early. Although there's not currently a cure for macular dystrophy, early detection can help you prepare for future vision loss. Early treatment can also help slow vision loss. If you suspect that you have experienced symptoms of this condition, it is best to see an eye doctor as soon as possible.

Early Symptoms of Macular Dystrophy

The symptoms of macular dystrophy become more pronounced as time goes on. With that said, most patients experience symptoms before they experience any significant loss of vision. Early warning signs to watch out for include:

  • Light sensitivity
  • Brown spots in your vision
  • Worsening vision
  • Difficulty reading fine print
  • Problems seeing in the dark
  • Difficulty seeing straight ahead
  • Objects in your field of vision that appear to move or disappear

These symptoms are very similar to the early symptoms of macular degeneration, which is why you should be assessed by an eye doctor. With our equipment, we can precisely diagnose eye conditions and help you find the best form of treatment.

Don't Wait to Visit Our Optometrist In Kansas City, MO

Don't ignore any unusual vision symptoms. Even though macular dystrophy cannot be cured, you can significantly slow your vision loss if you get treatment early. Call our team at Littlefield Optometry today at (816) 888-5400  or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.

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