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What You Need To Know About Detecting Aged-Related Macular Degeneration

Posted by on Feb 10, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

For people who are aged 50 or older, their vision may be increasingly at risk due to age-related macular degeneration (AMD). However, it’s important to understand exactly what AMD is and how your eye doctor can detect it. Detection is the first step to fighting this disorder, and will allow for treatment specifically tailored to your specific eye problem. Here is what you need to know about AMD and the different detection tests available. About AMD Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) impacts the macula, which is the central portion of the retina that enables the eye to see detailed images. As a result, AMD is characterized as a disorder that impacts central and sharp vision characteristics, and impacts your ability to make out objects clearly. As a result, it can impact your ability to perform important tasks such as driving...

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How Do You Treat Macular Degeneration?

Posted by on Feb 3, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Macular degeneration is a common eye condition, affecting adults when they get past retirement age. When you have macular degeneration, you start losing your eye sight at a gradual pace. While you can’t prevent or reverse the effects of this condition, you can slow it down so that you keep your eyesight for a longer period of time. Here are the different treatment options available for macular degeneration. Photodynamic Therapy The first type of treatment available for macular degeneration is called photodynamic therapy, also known as PDT. This treatment uses a light-sensitive drug that is injected into your blood stream through your arm. It starts working in a matter of seconds, as the abnormal blood vessels underneath your macula will begin to absorb it right away. The doctor then uses a cool laser in your eye to activate it...

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