Age-Related Macular Degeneration is a deterioration of the macula which is a small area in the retina (back of the eye). This degeneration of the macula happens as part of the natural aging process but with regular eye health examinations early diagnosis and the addition of vitamins prescribed by your Optometrist can assist in a slowing of the eye condition.
As AMD affects central vision it is important to know that patients are often unaware they have this eye disease until there is noticeable vision loss or it is detected during regular eye. Another reason to schedule regular eye health checkups for the entire family.
There are two forms of Age-Related Macular Degeneration:
- Dry Macular Degeneration
- Wet Macular Degeneration
Treatment depends on which form of AMD is diagnosed. Only your qualified Optometrist can determine a best course of treatment to prevent severe vision loss and slow the progression of the disease. Book an eye exam today!