Macular degeneration, also known as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is a common condition in older adults and the leading cause of irreversible severe vision loss and blindness in people over the age of 65. Macular degeneration affects the macula, the part of the retina responsible for the crisp, detailed vision needed for reading or driving. As we age, the tissue in the eye responsible for central vision slowly begins to deteriorate which can significantly affect a patient’s quality of life.
Macular degeneration can be classified as either wet (neovascular) or dry (non-neovascular). Dry macular degeneration is the more common diagnosis, and is considered to be an early stage of the disease. This type of the disease usually develops as a result of aging and thinning of macular tissues and the deposition of proteins within the macula.
Our highly trained Ophthalmologists have expertise diagnosing and treating AMD using state of the art diagnostic testing as well as the latest treatments. Our goal is to help patients maintain their vision by managing the disease. If you have questions, or would like to understand more about AMD and your options, reach out to our office. We are happy to speak with you.