What is Age-related Macular Degeneration?
Age-related macular degeneration is damage to the macula, a part of the retina, which results in central vision loss. Peripheral vision remains good, but the disease makes it harder to see smaller details, whether close or far. In some cases, this disease progress at a slower rate. However, in other cases, this disease can occur faster, which leads to loss of vision in one, or both eyes.
Did you know there are 2 types of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)?
(1) Dry AMD: With age, parts of the macula start to thin and little bits of protein (drusen) starts to form.
(2) Wet AMD: This occurs when new blood vessels grow under the retina. These vessels may leak blood, therefore scarring the macula which causes vision loss faster than DRY AMD. Vision loss occurs more quickly and while treatments exist to slow the progression of the disease, nothing can reverse the vision loss that has already occurred.
At NY Vision Group, we have the most technologically advanced equipment needed to diagnose, AMD, not to mention our board certified retina doctors.
Our Retina Doctors:
- Louis Angioletti, MD
- Alexander Barash, MD
- Alan Dayan, MD
The only symptom an individual may experience is hazy or blurry vision. There is no feeling of pain. That is why it is very important to get the health of your eyes examined by an eye doctor, for any early signs of AMD. Don’t wait until it’s too late!!