Macular Degeneration in Cornwall, PA | Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania

Macular Degeneration in Cornwall, PA

To discuss macular degeneration treatment in Cornwall, PA, get in touch with Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania. Our board-certified, fellowship-trained specialists have an excellent track record of success treating patients in Lebanon, Berks, Lancaster, Montgomery, and Schuylkill Counties. And complete diagnosis and treatment for macular degeneration is available at our Lebanon office at 770 Norman Drive in Lebanon.

The highly skilled team of retina specialists at Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania in Lebanon will evaluate your eyes and help you manage macular degeneration before it causes severe vision loss:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Macular Degeneration

What is Macular Degeneration?

Macular degeneration, or age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is an eye condition that usually affects older adults. It is a deterioration or breakdown of the eye’s macula and one of the leading causes of decreased vision in the U.S. in patients over the age of 50.

What are the Symptoms of Macular Degeneration?

AMD usually produces a gradual loss of vision without pain or discomfort. In rare cases, however, vision loss can be sudden. If you experience any of the following symptoms, get in touch with Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania as soon as possible.

  • Normally straight lines appear wavy or bent
  • A dark or blind spot in the center of your field of vision
  • Increasing blurriness of printed words
  • Difficulty recognizing faces
  • Difficulty distinguishing colors
  • Sensitivity to bright lights
  • Loss of depth perception

Macular degeneration may affect one eye and not the other. This means you may not notice any vision changes because your good eye is compensating for any vision loss or distortion. Without regular eye exams, the vision changes may not be apparent until the second eye becomes affected.

What are the Treatment Options for AMD?

Macular degeneration typically comes in two forms. “Dry” AMD is the most common form. “Wet” AMD is less common but more severe.

Dry AMD – There is currently no treatment or cure for dry AMD to prevent vision loss. Studies by the National Eye Institute have indicated that nutritional therapy, including certain vitamins and minerals, might reduce the risk of developing advanced AMD.

Wet AMD – The wet form of AMD can be treated with laser surgery, photodynamic therapy (PDT) with or without steroid injections, and anti-VEGF therapy that inhibits the formation of new blood vessels behind the retina. However, AMD and vision loss may still progress even with treatment.

Researchers and physicians continue to look for new therapies that would be effective for all types of AMD.

If you live or work in Cornwall, PA and have been told you have AMD, get in touch with the top macular degeneration specialists in Lebanon, PA at Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania to explore the treatment options.

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