What is Macular Degeneration?
Macular Degeneration is the deterioration of vision due to the damage of the macula, or the detailed center part of your vision. The macula is for clear vision in your direct line of sight. Macular degeneration is typically age-related and hereditary. Optomap is an impactful instrument used in detecting abnormalities in the macula.
Types of Macular Degeneration?
Dry Macular Degeneration: common among people over 50 years of age and older. The macula begins to thin causing blurred vision. In turn, making daily activities more difficult, and sometimes impossible.
Wet Macular Degeneration: common among people 50 years of age and older. With wet MD, abnormal blood vessels begin to leak under your retina. This causes blurred vision and vision loss. In turn, making daily activities more difficult, and sometimes impossible.
How do you treat AMD?
Macular Degeneration is not curable. But our team of medical optometrists can help manage your symptoms and help slow the progression of AMD through early detection, supplements, and regular eye care visits.