Macular degeneration is a disorder that causes a loss of the cells in the macula and areas of the retina immediately surrounding it. This may result in a central blurring of vision initially, to a total loss of central vision in its stages of final progression. This condition may present in two main ways, wet and dry.
The dry form is the more common, seen in about 90% of all patients with macular degeneration. This form is usually much slower in its progression, but in its final stages may threaten most of the central vision and those macular functions associated with it.
In the wet form a great deal of central function may be lost in a very short period of time. It is critical in the wet form to seek immediate evaluation and treatment by an Ophthalmologist highly skilled and trained in the retina of the eye.
Patients with macular degeneration may experience a wide range of symptoms including:
The Low Vision Institute offers comprehensive macular degeneration treatment options to all patients affected by the disease.
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