Here at True Vision, we are proud to assist patients who have macular degeneration.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the deterioration or breakdown of your eye’s macula. The macula is the small area inside the retina, which is the tissue lining the back of your eye. The macula is the part of the retina that is responsible for your central vision. It allows you to see fine details clearly. Macular degeneration is part of the body’s natural aging process. There are various types of macular problems that can occur.
You may experience various symptoms. If you experience these symptoms, you will want to contact your eye doctor right away. Some of these symptoms are blurriness, dark areas or distortion in your central vision, and even permanent loss of central vision. Macular degeneration typically does not affect your peripheral vision. This means that you may see the outline of an object but not what is inside that outline.
Although macular degeneration is caused by aging, there are other causes as well. The formation of deposits called drusen under the retina can grow abnormal blood vessels. Macular degeneration typically does not ever cause total blindness, and some people experience very minimal impact.
When macular degeneration does lead to loss of vision, it typically begins in one eye and can affect the other one at a later time.
Our entire staff is dedicated to you and your vision. We understand how important your eyes are, which is why we do everything that we can to ensure that macular degeneration does not occur. We always suggest seeing an eye doctor regularly, especially as you age, so that conditions can be detected at the earliest possible sign.
Our compassionate and educated staff will assist you if you are experiencing any of these symptoms. We will be able to treat you to slow the degeneration process. Each patient is different, so make sure that you speak with your eye doctor immediately.
If you have any questions about macular degeneration, contact us today at (409) 721-6897.