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Macular Degeneration Q&A
Dry Macular Degeneration: the most common form of AMD, and occurs when the macula thins with age and tiny clumps of protein called drusen begin to appear. This can cause a slow progression of central vision loss. There is no way to treat dry AMD yet.
Wet Macular Degeneration: the least common form, but much more serious in vision loss. Wet AMD is when new, abnormal blood vessels grow under the macula area. These vessels may then leak blood or other fluids, causing scarring of the macula. This can result in faster vision loss.
•A gradual loss of ability to see objects clearly.
•The shape of objects appears distorted.
•Straight lines look wavy or crooked.
•Loss of clear color vision.
•A dark or empty area in the center of vision.
This is why it is important to have regular visits to an optometrist. The doctors at First Class Eye Care are trained to look for early signs of AMD before you have any vision problems.
Preventative care and regular comprehensive exams are key. Our doctors at First Class Eye Care are residency trained, and routinely look for early signs of AMD.
Our doctors at First Class Eye Care are both residency-trained in ocular disease and use advanced in-house technology to diagnose and manage macular degeneration. If you have macular degeneration, or are at risk, schedule an evaluation with us today!