Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Macular degeneration affects the macula, a central portion of the retina, which is the light sensitive nerve tissue at the back of your eye essential to your vision. This progressive eye disease is most common in people over 60, referred to as age-related macular degeneration of AMD. Juvenile macular degeneration is a much less common form of this disease, but can be very serious as well. No matter the patient’s age, wiithout early detection and capable treatment, macular degeneration can lead to permanent and severe vision loss.
Your Optique Del Mar eye doctor will endeavor to catch this disease during your regular eye exam even before noticeable symptoms start. This commitment to early diagnosis and intervention can help give you a better chance at a favorable outcome. Medications and laser therapy can be effective at slowing or halting the progression of this sight-threatening eye disease.