this is why screening is recommended if you are over 55 years old

The macula is a tiny area of ​​the retina located at the back of the eye, responsible for seeing details. Its most formidable pathologies are AMD (age-related macular degeneration), diabetic maculopathy or myopic maculopathy. Without symptoms when they start, these diseases can lead to blindness. This is why, for the 6th consecutive year, the National Macula Days encourage people over 55 to make an ophthalmologist appointment for a fundus, the only way to detect macular involvement.

In 2020, the epidemic context had forced ophthalmos to reserve screening sessions only for urgent cases, that is to say for patients already suffering from symptoms of macular damage. But this year, all those possibly concerned can make an appointment with a partner center of the France Macula association.

>> Note that depending on the center, the consultation and screening examination may be free or paid.

Who is screening for?

Screening is aimed more particularly at people:

  • 55 years of age or over not followed or not having had an examination for more than a year

  • And / or suffering from diabetes and not benefiting from regular ophthalmologic monitoring

  • And / or suffering from high myopia (correction greater than -6 diopters)

If the screening reveals signs of damage to the macula, a more in-depth assessment (…)

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