CONDITIONS

DISEASE & MANAGEMENT

Accommodative (Focusing) Dysfunctions

Cataracts

Cornea Cross-Linking

Contact Lens & Eyeware

Convergence Excess (BV Disorder)

Convergence Insufficiency (BV Disorder)

 

Developmental Disability

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetes

Double Vision

Dry Eye

Electrophysiology

Eyelid Bump / Swelling

Eye Pain or Eyelid Pain

Flashes or Floaters in Vision

Glaucoma

Glasses & Eyeware

Keratoconus Management

Ischemic Optic Neuropathy

Loss of Vision

Macular Degeneration

Myopia Management

Occupational Therapy

Ocularmotor Dysfunction

Ocular Prosthetics

Optic Neuritis

 

Red Eye

Retinal Tear & Detachment

Refractive Error

Strabismus & Amblyopia

Traumatic Brain Injury

Trauma

Vision Disorders

Vision Rehabilitation

 

MACULAR DEGENERATION

DESCRIPTION

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.

RISK FACTORS

• 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

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3241 S. Michigan Ave.

Chicago, IL 60616

312.225.6200

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