Age related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of blindness in people over the age of 60. The macula is a portion of your retina that is responsible for your central vision. Macular degeneration comes in two varieties: dry and wet. The dry form of AMD is much more common and may not lead to any significant vision symptoms. The wet form of AMD, on the other hand, typically tends to cause significant vision loss. You may be at a higher risk of developing macular degeneration if you have the following: over 60 years of have, a family history of macular degeneration, a smoking history, Caucasian descent, and high blood pressure.
At Lucent Vision, our comprehensive eye examinations include screening for macular degeneration. Treatment for the dry form of AMD includes UV protection and vitamin supplementation. The wet form of AMD is typically treated by a retina specialist. If needed, we can refer you to the best retina specialists in the area for further testing and treatment.