What Is Macular Degeneration?
Often age-related, macular degeneration is a common eye condition that causes deterioration of the macula or the center of the retina. The macula allows for central vision, which affects many aspects of normal eye function and the ability to see things directly in front of you. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) typically affects patients age 50 and over and is categorized as either wet (rapid progression) or dry (slow progression). Without proper, professional care and management, macular degeneration can lead to vision impairment and is the primary cause of vision loss among Americans. Our goal at Rothchild Eye Institute is to detect and treat eye conditions, like AMD, as early as possible to preserve your vision and quality of life. To schedule a comprehensive eye exam with our macular degeneration specialists, please call our ophthalmology practice in Delray Beach, FL today.
Macular Degeneration Reviews
"Dr Tolentino is responsible for many of the current treatments for macular degeneration and other problems that affect the eye. I have been seeing him for a number of years. Because of his diligence the effects of macular degeneration are being reversed. If you want someone that you can easily talk to and work with this is the individual to place your trust in. I would suggest if you have any problems with your sight or a history of it in your family to be proactive, make an appointment."- R. / Healthgrades / Nov 10, 2018
How Is Macular Degeneration Treated?
Macular degeneration may be detected during a thorough eye exam. Our experienced ophthalmologists use a variety of tests to diagnose AMD, including a visual field test, optical coherence tomography (OCT) or angiography, and pupil dilation, among other processes. Once we understand more about your condition, we will develop a treatment plan and discuss your options. While there is no known cure for the condition, treatments for macular degeneration may include laser surgery, anti-VEGF (vascular epithelial growth factors) medications, and intraocular lens implants. Positive lifestyle changes may also help slow its speed of progression.
Manage Progressive Eye Conditions
Early identification of AMD is key to preserving your eyesight and ocular health. Attending routine eye exams is highly recommended for all patients, especially for individuals who are at an increased risk for macular degeneration. If you are due for an eye exam or have noticed changes in your vision, please contact Rothchild Eye Institute in Delray Beach, FL to schedule an appointment.