Macular Degeneration (MD) is a common condition and is a leading cause of vision loss in people over the age of 55. MD affects the macula, which is the part of the retina responsible for your vision control.
There are two forms of Macular Degeneration:
Dry Type: This is the most common and is caused by the macular thinning
Wet Type: This is caused by the growth of abnormal blood vessels under the retina after the natural blood vessels have deteriorated, which destroys the macular area and causes sever central vision loss.
Common Symptoms of Macular Degeneration:
- A gradual loss of clear central vision.
- Objects may look out of focus or distortion.
- Straight lines may become bent or wavy.
Contact us for an appointment if you are experiencing any of these symptoms, and we can quickly check for signs of macular degeneration. If diagnosed early enough, laser surgery may be able to delay progression of the disease. An Amsler Grid can be used to check for waviness, fuzziness or distortion.