Skip links

Macular Degeneration

The macula deteriorates with macular degeneration. Our retina's macula, located in the middle, allows us to perceive extremely small details. When you have a macular disease, you may experience distortion, dark patches, or impaired vision.

Can macular degeneration be cured?

Macular degeneration cannot be cured, but some treatments may halt or delay the disease's development. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) treatment may stop the condition and prevent you from experiencing significant vision loss.

Can macular degeneration be cured?

Macular degeneration cannot be cured, but some treatments may halt or delay the disease’s development. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) treatment may stop the condition and prevent you from experiencing significant vision loss.

Types of Macular degeneration

Dry macular degeneration

When waste products from retinal cells are deposited into the retinal tissues, macular degeneration becomes dry. On the macula, they appear as yellow deposits.

Wet macular degeneration

10% of people with macular degeneration have the moist form of the disease. It happens when aberrant blood vessels grow behind the macula and start to leak fluid or blood, leading to central vision issues or vision loss.

Symptoms

Symptoms of dry macular degeneration often appear gradually and painlessly. The illness, macular degeneration, progresses over time. This indicates that it will progressively worsen.

Macular Degeneration

Symptoms and signs of dry macular degeneration include:

MACULAR DEGENERATION 3

Some wet macular degeneration symptoms, such as diminished central vision and visual abnormalities, are similar to those of dry macular degeneration.

Causes

Nobody is certain of the specific etiology of dry macular degeneration. However, research suggests that it could be influenced by a mix of hereditary and environmental variables, such as smoking, obesity, and food.

The problem worsens as the eye matures. The macula, which provides sharp vision in your line of sight, is impacted by dry macular degeneration.

Age-Related Macular Degeneration Risk Factors

Age-related macular degeneration has a number of risk factors, which include the following:

Diagnosis

A dilated examination can help diagnose macular degeneration, along with macular tests which can be done in the office.

1. Hold the grid 12 to 15 inches away from your face in adequate lighting while using any reading glasses you typically wear.
2. Shut one eye.
3. Keep your eye focused on the center dot and look directly at it with your uncovered eye.
4. While maintaining a straight line of sight to the center dot, scan the grid in your side vision to check for any cables or regions that appear fuzzy, wavy, dark, or blank.

5. The other eye should be treated in the same manner.

Call your ophthalmologist immediately if you see any regions of the grid that seem darker, wavering, blank, or fuzzy.

Treatment

Regular eye exams are crucial for spotting early indications of macular degeneration.

This website uses cookies to improve your web experience.