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Macular Degeneration Screening In Orange County
What is Macular Degeneration?
Otherwise known as AMD or ARMD - in other words, Age-Related Macular Degeneration as the name implies it is usually found in people later in life.
As the Macular ( part of the retina in the eye) degenerates over time the loss of vision become more apparent. This begins to affect centralization of vision and focus when performing routine tasks.
Death or degeneration of the pigment epithelical cells of the retina is the cause of Dry Age Related Macular Degeneration.
This is the more serious the 2 forms of ARMD. Leaking blood vessels growing on the retinal membrane can scar the Macular.
What is the treatment for ARMD?
Treatments will depend on the severity of the case and the whether the patient has Dry or Wet ARMD. Unfortunately there is no cure however there are a number of treatments that can be used to manage the condition.
If you experience serious loss of vision please contact our office immediately. This condition is caused by bleeding of blood vessels on the retina and requires eye drops or oral medication as soon as possible.