What is Macular Degeneration?
Macular Degeneration is often referred to as ARMD or AMD (Age-Related Macular Degeneration) as it is found most often in older people.
Part of the eye's retina, the Macular enables focus and centralization of vision when performing everyday tasks. As the Macular degerates so the loss of central vision becomes more apparent.
There are 2 types of ARMD:
Of the two types of age-related Macular Degeneration, wet ARMD is the most severe. The Macular can become scarred by leaking blood vessels that have grown on the retinal membrane.
Dry age-related Macular Dengeration is the more common of the two and is less severe and is caused by the degeneration or death of the pigment epithelical cells of the retina.
How is ARMD treated?
There is no cure for either type however there are treatments for the symptoms and to manage the condition. Treatment will depend on which type of ARMD you have and the severity of the disease.
Macular Edema is the hemorrhaging of blood vessels on the retina. This can be treated orally or with eye drops. Vision may be seriously impacted and become swollen - if these symptoms occur, please contact Dr. Bold immediately.
No matter what you are experiencing, there is always a solution. Dr. Bold will dedicate their time and their resources to making sure that you are back on your feet feeling better than ever. Being proactive with any issue is the best way to assure yourself that you are going to minimize your downtime. At Bold Optometry we are constantly pushing ourselves to make sure that we make sure that our patients know their up to date condition at every visit. We value your health and stand by our work.