During a routine check-up (48-year-old male), the optometrist observed that -
1. for one of the eyes the visual acuity has reduced from 6/7.5 (June 2019) to 6/12+2 now.
2. On macula OCT, early RPE changes were seen at the fovea.
3. Amsler is normal.
They have advised a routine, non-urgent referral for me to an opthalmologist (clinic type: retina incl ARMD).
This is obviously quite scary and unexpected.
I had no idea of this condition, I did not understand the gravity of the situation and hence, did not really know to ask questions. After trying to google some of the terms from the referral letter, I now understand this a bit.
I am now waiting for the hospital appointment. Does anyone know what to expect? Is this a sign of wet macular degeneration and hence, more rapid sight loss / need for invasive treatments?