Macular Disease Foundation Australia (MDFA) is seeking to clear up any confusion around deferring eye appointments during lockdown, warning Australians to seek advice from their optometrist or ophthalmologist before doing so.
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Case study: A 14-year-old male was referred to the Centre for Eye Health for a macular assessment. The referring practitioner reported a white-yellow macular lesion in the left eye with suspicions of an inherited condition, given the patient’s father had a long history of vision loss.
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If your query is about an eye emergency - including sudden changes to your vision or eye pain - please contact your optometrist or ophthalmologist as soon as possible.Great!