Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in people over the age of 50. Although most people don’t lose their vision, Macular Degeneration can interfere with your ability to do simple, everyday tasks.
Macular Degeneration destroys the central part of the retina known as the macula, which is our sharpest area of vision. Patients are left with only their peripheral or side vision to use.
Treatment of Macular Degeneration
Currently there is no cure for Macular Degeneration, but some types are treatable with laser surgery. Other types of macular degeneration can be treated with surgery that can limit the amount of vision lost.
If you haven’t had an eye exam in over a year, be sure to give us a call and make an appointment.