Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration, also called age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is the number one cause of serious vision loss for people over the age of 60. When we get older, the macula in the center of the retina begins to deteriorate. This part of the retina is responsible for giving us detailed vision. 

When it starts to deteriorate, it can lead to vision loss. Patients who keep up with regular eye exams have the best chance for early detection, even before symptoms are evident. Whether it’s state-of-the-art medical technology used by your doctor, or self-monitoring by at-risk patients, it’s very possible to avoid permanent side effects.