Macular Degeneration Services
Macular degeneration is a disease that has potential to cause loss of central vision and typically does not occur until our later years. It is the leading cause of blindness in America.
The part of our eye that we use for central vision is a specialized area of the retina called the macula. Our central vision is vital for driving and reading. At your annual eye examination, Infinite Eye Care will check for warning signs of macular degeneration. There are two forms of macular degeneration. Most patients with this disease have the dry form. In about ten percent of the cases, patients will progress from the dry form to the wet form of the disease which tends to be much more visually significant.
Regular eye examinations, good nutrition, and cessation of smoking are vital to helping slow down macular degeneration as well as detecting it. At Infinite Eye Care have nutritional supplements and lifestyle changing advise that can slow the progress of macular degeneration and keep it in the dry form. Although there is presently no cure, research is being done with advanced medication and lasers to help slow down the progression in the wet form.