Macular degeneration (AMD) occurs when the macula—the central portion of the retina—begins to wear down, causing central vision loss.
People who suffer from macular degeneration tend to lose their “straight ahead” vision, making it difficult to read, drive, and recognize faces.
There are two types of AMD - dry and wet. The 'dry' form causes a very gradual and slow loss of sight and can be often managed with specific nutrient formulas. The 'wet' form can result is sudden and significant loss of vision and requires laser surgery to be treat this condition.
While there is no cure for dry macular degeneration as of yet, there are certain treatments that can slow its progression—as well as low vision aids that can improve the quality of life for a person living with impaired vision.
At Eastern Shore Eye Care, we offer specific tests to detect macular degeneration at the earliest possible time - this will help protect your vision.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with macular degeneration, we can help!