Macular Degeneration

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration occurs when the center of the retina (macula) begins to deteriorate. Central vision is reduced but peripheral vision remains intact. There are two types of age-related macular degeneration:

  • Dry AMD, the most common form that occurs when the retinal pigment epithelial cells break down or die
  • Wet AMD, a more severe form that occurs when abnormal blood vessels grow on the membrane underneath the retina, often leaking and scarring the macula

Treatment will depend on which type of age-related AMD you have and how severe it is.

Contact us today to schedule a comprehensive eye exam to identify the development of any retinal problems.

Macular Edema

Macular edema occurs when blood vessels hemorrhage on the center of the retina (macula). The area will begin to swell and vision will be severely impacted. Anti-inflammatory drops or oral medications may be used to treat this condition.

Video: Macular Degeneration

Dry AMD

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 Wet AMD Medication Injection

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