Age-related macular Degeneration

Are you noticing changes in your vision? Do you have difficulty seeing details up close or from a distance?
You may be experiencing symptoms of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), a condition affecting many individuals over 50. At Shaaf Eye Center, we want to ensure you have the information you need about AMD and available treatment options.  

What is Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)?  

AMD is a progressive eye condition that affects the macula, the central part of the retina responsible for sharp, central vision. Individuals with AMD may experience a gradual loss of central vision, making it difficult to see fine details of objects nearby and in the distance. However, peripheral (side) vision typically remains intact.  

Symptoms of AMD can vary from person to person but may include:  

  • Blurred or distorted central vision  
  • Difficulty seeing in low-light conditions  
  • Decreased color brightness  
  • Seeing straight lines as wavy or crooked  

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, scheduling a comprehensive eye exam with us is important. 

Treatment Options  

While there is no cure for AMD, early detection and treatment can help slow its progression and preserve vision. Treatment options may include:  

  • Anti-VEGF Injections: These medications are injected into the eye to inhibit the growth of abnormal blood vessels, thus preserving vision.  
  • Photodynamic Therapy: This treatment involves a light-sensitive drug and a specialized laser to target and destroy abnormal blood vessels in the eye.  
  • Laser Therapy: Laser treatment may seal leaking blood vessels in the eye.  
  • Taking eye vitamins can help slow down progression. 

Schedule a Retinal Exam Today

If you’re concerned about AMD or have noticed changes in your vision, schedule a retinal exam with our experienced ophthalmologist at Shaaf Eye Center. Early detection and treatment are crucial for managing AMD effectively and preserving your vision. Don’t wait until it’s too late contact Shaaf Eye Center today at (760) 346-5005 to schedule your appointment.

Let us help you protect your vision and maintain your quality of life.