An elderly lady with blurring of vision

  • Azhany Y
  • Nani D
  • Zunaina E


A 64-year-old Malay lady presented to outpatient clinic with complaint of progressive painless blurring of vision in both eyes for two years duration. The eye condition currently is not improving with new glasses. There was presence of metamorphopsia (distorted image), but no history of floaters. She is a known case of hypertension and hyperlipidaemia with good compliance to treatment. Her blood pressure (BP) was 140/80 mmHg at presentation and her random blood sugar (RBS) was 7.0 mmol/l. (copied from article) .


Crossland M, Rubin G. The Amsler chart: absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. Br J Ophthalmol. 2007;91(3):391-3.

Kanski JJ. Clinical ophthalmology; Diabetic maculopathy. 6th ed. Butterworth Heinemann Elsevier; 2007. p. 573-4.

Kanski JJ. Clinical ophthalmology; Hypertensive retinopathy. 6th ed. Butterworth Heinemann Elsevier; 2007. p. 599-601.

Kanski JJ. Clinical ophthalmology; Age related macular degeneration. 6th ed. Butterworth Heinemann Elsevier; 2007. p. 629-34.

Quillen DA. Common causes of vision loss in elderly patients. Am Fam Physician. 1999;60(1):99-108.

Chakravarthy U, Wong TY, Fletcher A, et al. Clinical risk factors for age-related macular degeneration: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Ophthalmol. 2010;10:31.

Krishnadev N, Meleth AD, Chew EY. Nutritional supplements for age-related macular degeneration. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2010;21(3):184-9.

Bird AC .Therapeutic targets in age-related macular disease. J Clin Invest. 2010;120(9):3033-41.

How to Cite
YA., DN., & EZ. (2012). An elderly lady with blurring of vision. Malaysian Family Physician, 7(1), 2. Retrieved from
Original Articles