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Is it necessary to have your eyes dilated every year? I have family history of glaucoma and wet and dry macular degeneration.

The frequency of dilated eye examination depends on your age. The American Academy of Ophthalmology now recommends that adults with no signs or risk factors for eye disease get a baseline eye disease screening (including dilation) at age 40. A family history of glaucoma and dry age-related macular degeneration increases the need for regular dilated examination. See an ophthalmologist for a dilated eye exam and to determine how often you should return.

Answered by: George Williams, MDDr. George Williams

Categories: General Eye Health

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