Age-related macular degeneration is a serious disease. It affects the macula, the part of the retina that lies in back of the eye. The macula is responsible for making sure our central vision stays sharp. Arteries that nourish the retina can change as we age and cause a loss of vision and leaking blood vessels. Abnormal blood vessels may grow and cause distortions in vision or loss of vision, which our doctor on ophthalmology Edgewater can treat.
Age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, is the number one cause of vision loss today. It can be caused for many different reasons, but diet, genetics, age or exposure to bright sunlight are the main culprits. Patients should have a regular eye exam at least once per year to check for AMD and treat it before it gets worse. At The Retina Group of Washington, our doctor on ophthalmology Edgewater can diagnose and treat AMD before it starts progressing to a worse state. If you are experiencing vision loss or blurry vision, or a gradual loss of the ability to see clear objects, you should call us immediately.
Both blurry vision and vision loss can be symptoms of AMD. Dark areas in the center of vision can also be a symptom. Our doctor on ophthalmology Edgewater also treats other eye conditions along with age-related macular degeneration, such as conjunctivitis and pink eye. Our retina center is world renowned for our work with macular and retinal problems and employs a certified and highly knowledgeable team to work with patients, specializing in the best retinal therapy, diagnoses and treatments in the Washington area. For more information call us and one of our knowledgeable staff can answer questions about AMD and other eye conditions. Our center partners with many doctors and hospitals around the area, and our doctors are constantly being updated on the latest in retinal technology.