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Managing Age-Related Macular Degeneration at The Eye Center

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common eye condition that affects millions of Americans every year. It is a leading cause of vision loss in people over the age of 60, and if left untreated can lead to severe vision impairment or even blindness. At The Eye Center, we understand the importance of managing AMD and providing our patients with the best possible care.

AMD occurs when the macula, a small area at the back of the eye responsible for central vision, begins to deteriorate. This deterioration can be caused by several factors, including genetics, lifestyle choices and environmental factors such as smoking or exposure to ultraviolet light. As AMD progresses, it can cause blurred or distorted central vision as well as blind spots in your field of vision.

At The Eye Center, we specialize in diagnosing and treating AMD. Our highly trained staff will perform a comprehensive eye exam that includes an assessment of your visual acuity and an examination of your retina for any signs of AMD. If we detect any signs or symptoms that may indicate AMD, we may recommend additional tests such as OCT scans or angiography to confirm our diagnosis.

Once diagnosed with AMD, our team at The Eye Center will develop a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. Our goal is to slow down the progression of AMD and preserve your existing vision for as long as possible. We offer several different treatments depending on the severity and type of AMD you have been diagnosed with:

  • Dietary supplements: Certain vitamins and minerals have been shown to slow down the progression of AMD in some cases. We may recommend taking specific dietary supplements if we believe they could be beneficial for you.
  • Lifestyle changes: We may suggest making certain lifestyle changes such as quitting smoking or wearing sunglasses when outdoors to reduce further damage from ultraviolet light exposure.
  • Laser therapy: For more advanced cases of dry AMD, laser therapy may be used to reduce swelling in damaged areas of the macula and slow down further deterioration.
  • Injections: Injections are used for wet AMD which involves abnormal blood vessels growing beneath the macula which can cause rapid deterioration if left untreated; injections are used to stop these blood vessels from growing further and prevent further damage from occurring.
  • Surgery: In very rare cases where other treatments are not effective, surgery may be recommended by our doctors at The Eye Center; this procedure involves removing abnormal tissue from beneath the macula to prevent further damage from occurring.

At The Eye Center, we understand how important it is for our patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) receive proper diagnosis and treatment to preserve their vision for years to come; that’s why we strive provide comprehensive care tailored specifically for each individual patient’s needs so they can live life without worrying about their eyesight deteriorating any further than it has already done so. With our state-of-the-art technology combined with years of experience treating various eye conditions including age-related macular degeneration (AMD), you can rest assured knowing that you’re receiving quality care from knowledgeable professionals who truly understand what you’re going through. We’re here to help you manage your AMD and maintain your vision for years to come.

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