The EyeDoctors Optometrists is staffed with highly trained eye doctors who use the latest technology to conduct thorough eye exams and help diagnose and treat a variety of eye conditions, including macular degeneration. Through our doctors' experience, skills, and expertise they are able to help patients go through treatment options and improve their vision.
The EyeDoctors Optometrists has Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) eye care specialists in our locations serving Kansas.
Stages of Macular Degeneration
There are two types of AMD: wet and dry.
Dry AMD has three stages: early, intermediate, and late. In the early stages of age-related macular degeneration, there is usually no vision loss and it often takes until the intermediate stage for it to have a big impact on your vision. There might not be a cure or treatment at later levels, but symptoms can be lessened. If you only have AMD in one eye, steps can be taken to protect your other eye. With wet AMD, there is only a late stage, and it’s often caused by a dry stage turning to wet.
Causes of Age-Related Macular Degeneration
There isn’t a definite cause of AMD, but it is associated with aging, and most often occurs in adults aged 60 and above. Other causes can include genetics, smoking, diet, and other environmental factors. As you age, macula in the retinal tissue can thin overtime, or lipid and protein deposits called drusen may form leading to dry AMD. The eye doctors at The EyeDoctors Optometrists can help diagnose wet and dry AMD and help identify possible causes.
The Experienced Macular Degeneration Doctors at The EyeDoctors Optometrists
Our experience and skills of the doctors at The EyeDoctors Optometrists are specialists in treating eye conditions such as macular degeneration. There is no cure for macular degeneration but treatment may slow it down and save your vision. This is why early diagnosis and management are crucial to maintaining good vision.
It is extremely important to protect your eyes and prevent further vision loss if you are experiencing AMD. Our doctors at The EyeDoctors Optometrists can help diagnose, discuss options, and create a treatment plan if you do have age-related macular degeneration. Schedule an appointment for an eye exam to treat AMD.
Dry macular degeneration is when the macula slowly breaks down and blurring of central vision occurs. Wet macular degeneration is when blood vessels behind the retina grow under the macular and leak onto the macula.
Age-related macular degeneration can happen in just one eye or both eyes. If you have AMD in both eyes, symptoms are usually worse in one eye. Symptoms aren’t always recognized until the condition happens to both eyes.
The experienced eye doctors at The EyeDoctors Optometrists help diagnose and treat AMD, and work with you to prevent further loss, or from the condition spreading to your other eye.