Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration

Ultraviolet light and blue light damage your retina and may increase your chances of developing Macular Degeneration (AMD.) They can also speed up its development if you are currently suffering from AMD. For this reason prevention is important and so you should protect your eyes when you are out of doors. View Video

There are three stages of Macular Degeneration: 1. Early AMD – Most people do not experience vision loss in the early stage of AMD. Early AMD is diagnosed by the presence of medium-sized DRUSEN. 2. Intermediate AMD – At this stage, there may be some vision loss, but there still may not be noticeable symptoms. A complete eye exam with specific tests will look for larger drusen and/or pigment changesRead More →

Macular degeneration is not a straightforward hereditary condition. The risk of developing AMD is increased if it occurs in family members. The best way to determine if one is at risk of developing vision loss from macular degeneration at this time is to have someone who is an expert at evaluating the retina perform an exam. They will determine if there are signs of an early stage of macular degeneration,Read More →