Macular degeneration is an eye disease that leads to vision loss. In fact, according to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation this disease is the most common cause of vision loss. The cause of macular degeneration depends on the type of disease you have. With dry macular degeneration you experience a deterioration of the retina. Wet macular degeneration is the result of blood vessels that leak as they grow beneath the retina. It cannot be cured, but treatments are available to help slow the loss of vision. If you think you are suffering from age-related macular degeneration, please seek a complete eye exam at Omni Eye Care today. Through proper diagnosis and treatment, Dr. Lapsi can treat the symptoms of this eye disease.
This disease results from the deterioration of the macula, which is the area of the eye that sends messages to the brain to be interpreted as images. If you have macular degeneration the most common symptom is blurry vision. You may also experience wavy vision. As age-related macular degeneration progresses, you will experience vision loss.
You are more likely to develop macular degeneration due to factors including family history, genetics, smoking history, and race. Dr. Lapsi can provide you treatment options including lifestyle advice and recommend vitamin supplements (known as AREDS formula) to help stave off the symptoms. Additionally, there are treatments with Anti-VEGF drugs to assist with slowing the vision loss from macular degeneration.
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