Age-related macular degeneration is a condition where the macula, a small section of the retina, deteriorates. This declination occurs as a byproduct of the natural progression of age, but the process can be slowed by taking certain steps. These include consuming vitamins recommended by your Optometrist, getting regular eye health exams and attaining an early diagnosis.
Patients are often not aware of the presence of this eye disease until they experience noticeable vision loss or it is discovered during a regular eye health checkup because AMD affects central vision. The two types of AMD are Dry Macular Degeneration and Wet Macular Degeneration and treatment is conditional upon the version diagnosed. Your Optometrist is the person who can decide on the best course of action in order to safeguard against severe vision loss and curtail the disease’s progression. Call your Orillia Optometry eye doctor today to schedule an eye exam.