Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is the deterioration of the macula (where you have your clearest 20/20 vision). In most cases, reversing damage is not possible, but there are a number of preventative measures that can be put in place to reduce the risk and progression of macular degeneration.
symptoms may include:
  • Gradual loss of ability to see objects clearly.
  • The shape of objects appears distorted.
  • Straight lines look wavy or crooked.
  • Loss of clear color vision.
  • A dark or empty area in the center of vision.


What are the types of macular degeneration?

There are two main types of macular degeneration: dry macular degeneration, which is more common and progresses slowly, and wet macular degeneration, which is less common but can cause rapid and severe vision loss.

What are the risk factors for macular degeneration?

Risk factors for macular degeneration include age (it is more common in people over 50), genetics (family history of the disease), smoking, obesity, high blood pressure, and prolonged exposure to UV light.

How is macular degeneration diagnosed?

Macular degeneration is diagnosed through a comprehensive eye exam that includes visual acuity testing, dilated eye exam, optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging, and fluorescein angiography for wet macular degeneration.

How is macular degeneration treated?

Treatment for macular degeneration depends on the type and stage of the disease. Once an eye exam is performed our experts will develop a custom treatment plan for you and your needs. Regular monitoring and follow-up with our specialists are essential for managing macular degeneration effectively.



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