Distorted vision and blurred lines, but no pain.
That’s the characteristic sneakiness of macular degeneration, which is the gradual loss of vision in the center of the visual field due to retinal damage. Lines that once looked straight may all of a sudden be blurry. Unfortunately, that’s just the start.
What makes it particularly clever is that macular degeneration typically begins in one eye as distortion, but may not be noticed as the other eye compensates. Because of this sly onset, regular checkups are imperative for anyone over the age of 60 and anyone with a family history of macular degeneration.
While it can affect both eyes, one eye is often more affected than the other. The earlier it is detected, the more likely that treatments will preserve your vision.
At OcuSight, we’re home to a fellowship-trained, board-certified retina specialist who has treated countless cases of macular degeneration. Armed with the latest technology, including diagnostic and imaging technology that allows our doctors to see and diagnose early, we treat the disease at first glance to delay progression.
Intravitreal injections have helped thousands of patients to prevent vision loss from macular degeneration. They are performed right in the office as a painless outpatient procedure. Learn more about your options for macular degeneration treatment by calling any one of our four eye centers today.