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DISEASE & MANAGEMENT
Accommodative (Focusing) Dysfunctions
Contact Lens & Eyeware
Convergence Excess (BV Disorder)
Convergence Insufficiency (BV Disorder)
Eyelid Bump / Swelling
Eye Pain or Eyelid Pain
Flashes or Floaters in Vision
Glasses & Eyeware
Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
Loss of Vision
Retinal Tear & Detachment
Strabismus & Amblyopia
Traumatic Brain Injury
Macular Degeneration is a condition that affects the macula which is responsible for central vision. With early and late stage disease, the ability to read small print, see faces clearly and driving become difficult.
• are Caucasian (white)
• individuals over the age of 65
• have a family history of AMD
• smoke cigarettes
TYPES OF MACULAR DEGNERATION
Dry Macular Degeneration - Watch this video
Wet Macular Degeneration - This form is less common, but progresses much more quickly. It is when new, abnormal blood vessels develop underneath the retina causing blurred central vision.
TYPES OF TESTS
A dilated eye exam will be necessary to determine if macular degeneration is present. The specialist may order a dye test called a fluorescein angiogram which helps identify the areas needing treatment. Retinal imaging my also include a computerized photograph called an OCT.
SERVICE AREAS PROVIDING TREATMENT
The Center for Advanced Ophthalmic Care
Rosenbloom Center of Aging and Vision