Macular degeneration is the most common reason for vision loss for Americans over the age of 50. It is an eye disease that impacts the macula. The macula is responsible for central vision. The common symptoms for macular degeneration include gradual vision loss, the shape of objects that can start to appear distorted, straight lines that look wavy and your ability to differentiate contrast in colors will begin to fade.
Keeping things like your hypertension, cholesterol levels and no tobacco use also plays a big role in keeping a healthy macula.
Outside of keeping a healthy overall lifestyle, other treatment options include laser photocoagulation and anti-VEGF therapy medication delivered by intravitreal injections.. The best treatment options for you can be discussed with our specialist.
Like many retina disorders, you may not notice any symptoms until there is serious damage done to your vision. Macular degeneration is just another reason why it is so important to monitor your vision on a regular basis with an amsler grid such as the Eyecare Amsler Grid App.. Schedule an exam with our team of eye doctors today!