Macular Degeneration is a condition that affects the macula, a part of the retina responsible for central vision. It occurs when the macula begins to deteriorate, causing a loss of sharp, central vision. This can make it difficult to perform everyday activities such as reading, driving, and recognizing faces. Macular Degeneration can be categorized as either dry or wet:
Dry Macular Degeneration: This is the most common form of Macular Degeneration, accounting for about 90% of cases. It occurs when the cells in the macula break down, causing a gradual loss of central vision.
Wet Macular Degeneration: This is a less common but more severe form of Macular Degeneration. It occurs when abnormal blood vessels grow beneath the retina and leak fluid, leading to a sudden and severe loss of central vision.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to schedule an appointment with an optometrist as soon as possible. Early detection and treatment can help slow the progression of Macular Degeneration and prevent further vision loss.
At our optometry practice in League City, TX, we offer a range of treatments for Macular Degeneration, depending on the severity and progression of the condition. These may include:
Anti-VEGF injections: These injections can help to slow the growth of abnormal blood vessels in the retina and prevent fluid leakage.
Laser therapy: This treatment can help to seal leaking blood vessels and reduce swelling in the retina.
Low vision aids: Our optometrists can help patients with Macular Degeneration to make the most of their remaining vision by providing low vision aids such as magnifying glasses and other visual aids.
At our practice in League City, we work closely with our patients to provide personalized care that addresses their individual needs.
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