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Macular Degeneration Treatments

If you suffer from macular degeneration, you’re not alone. Over 3 million Americans per year discover that they have this common eye condition. Females and senior citizens are at particular risk of the disease as are individuals who smoke, have high blood pressure, or are obese.

What Is Macular Degeneration?

Macular degeneration is a serious eye condition characterized by deterioration of the macula, a part of the retina that controls your central vision. This condition is to blame for most cases of vision loss in the United States, though it does not affect one’s peripheral vision. Macular degeneration can be categorized into two types: dry macular degeneration and wet macular degeneration. Your treatment plan will depend on which type you suffer from as well as how long you’ve had the condition.

Symptoms of Macular Degeneration

Symptoms of macular degeneration can vary depending on which type you have as well as how long you’ve suffered from the condition. Still, some common symptoms include:

• Blurry or distorted vision
• Trouble seeing in low light conditions
• Difficulty recognizing faces

Macular degeneration is a progressive eye disease, so your condition will worsen over time if not treated.

Diagnosing Macular Degeneration

Only a trained ophthalmologist can diagnose macular degeneration. If you suspect the condition, schedule an eye exam immediately. Your eye doctor may use a variety of diagnostic tests and procedures in order to diagnose the condition. Macular Degeneration Treatment Options Although there is no cure for either type of macular degeneration, there are treatment options that can help reduce symptoms and slow the progression of the disease. Some of these include anti-VEGF therapy, thermal laser surgery, and photodynamic therapy. At Antelope Valley Eye Care, we’re dedicated to provided you with the latest cutting-edge treatments for both wet and dry macular degeneration. Our patient-centered treatment protocol empowers you to make educated choices about your eye health, and we’ll be here with you every step of the way. It’s just the AV way. If you suspect you have macular degeneration, it’s wise to have your eyes checked as soon as possible. Call us today to schedule your exam.