Macular Degeneration Treatment

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If you are over the age of 50 then you may have chances to develop macular degeneration. It is a common eye condition in older adults. Although macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss but early detection, self-care measures and proper treatment may slow down or delay the process of blindness. If you are experiencing any difficulty while doing daily activities like reading, driving or even facial recognition, you need to consult an eye specialist as you may have Macular Degeneration. Dr. Peter L. Menger, MD, at Menger Eye Center in New York provides the complete macular degeneration treatment that is tailored to your specific requirements.

What benefits you will get from macular degeneration treatment by Dr. Peter L. Menger, MD, at Menger Eye Center?

  • State of the art advanced facilities for tests and exams
  • Safe and quality treatment
  • Regular follow-up care

Why Choose Dr. Peter L. Menger, MD, for macular degeneration treatment?
Dr. Peter L. Menger, MD, is a board certified ophthalmologist and has years of experience in treating different conditions of eye that provides the best results. We are fully focused on treating patients with the best treatment plan through best monitoring of macular degeneration symptoms, early detection tests, proper treatment followed by best follow-up care.

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Macular Degeneration Questions & Answers:

What is meant by Macular Degeneration?
Macular degeneration, also known as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common eye disorder in older adults. It affects the macula, the part of the retina responsible for the detailed central vision needed for reading or driving. With age, the tissue in the eye responsible for vision slowly begins to deteriorate and this can significantly affect a patient’s quality of life.

What are the Macular Degeneration symptoms?
Symptoms of Macular Degeneration include:

  • Blurry, dim spot in middle of vision
  • Blurry, dark areas in center of vision
  • Changed color perception

What are the types of Macular Degeneration?
The two main types of age-related macular degeneration are as follows:

  1. Dry macular degeneration (non-neovascular): It is considered as an early stage of disease and most common type. In advance stage, patients may have blind spots in center of vision.
  2. Wet macular degeneration (neovascular): It this type, new blood vessels develop beneath the macula and cause a leakage of blood and fluid. This leakage can lead to permanent damage in the central vision.

Only about 10 percent of patients see their condition progress to the wet macular degeneration.

What are the risk factors of Macular Degeneration?
The risk factors include:

  • Older adults (over 50 years)
  • Family history
  • Obesity
  • Smoking
  • Cardiovascular disease

What is the treatment for Macular Degeneration?
Dr. Menger and his team can view your family and medical history and perform complete eye examination. We will also conduct various tests like examination of back of the eye, test to detect the defect in center of vision.

Although there is no complete cure of the disease but there are treatment options that can prevent the severe vision loss or slow down the severity of the condition. These treatment options include:

  • Anti-angiogenesis drugs
  • Use of some best eye vitamins for macular degeneration
  • Laser therapy
  • Photodynamic laser therapy
  • Low vision aids
  • Sub macular degeneration surgery
  • Retinal translocation

Early detection, regular eye tests, successful, timely and proper treatment plan will slow down the chances of vision loss and can even improve your vision.