Macular Degeneration Specialist Wernersville, PA

Age-related macular degeneration results in a loss of central vision. If you look at a person, you may not be able to clearly see the face but can see the area surrounding the person’s face. AMD is a disease of the retina. When you need macular degeneration treatment in Wernersville PA, trust your eyes to the highly trained experts at Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania, the leading ophthalmology practice in Berks, Lancaster, Lebanon, Montgomery and Schuylkill counties. Our Reading office is closest to Wernersville, but we have several other convenient locations. Our exceptional ophthalmologists have treated thousands of patients for macular degeneration. Meet our doctors.

What is AMD?

A loss of central vision often manifests itself when your vision becomes distorted or blurred. If you look at another person, it may be hard to discern the person’s facial features. Annual eye exams are important as is early detection and treatment. Without these early interventions, macular degeneration destroys the center of the retina called the macula. This area of the eye is responsible for ensuring proper central vision which translates to effectively performing tasks like driving, reading and recognizing faces.

Of the two forms of macular degeneration, dry AMD is by far the most common, with nearly 90 percent of all cases being the dry form. Dry AMD is caused by drusen deposits that form around the macula and eventually cloud vision. We use high-resolution imaging to see the drusen formations to diagnose dry AMD.

The wet form of AMD is much rarer. It is advanced form of macular degeneration that has a rapid onset. It is caused by blood vessel leakage in the retina. Unfortunately, the leaks permanently damage the light-sensitive retina cells; this is what causes the characteristic central “blind spot” associated with AMD. When people have this form of the disease, they typically experience much more serious vision loss.

Why Choose Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania?

Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania has a macular degeneration center of excellence staffed by our expert team of specialized ophthalmologists, ophthalmic surgeons and eye care professionals. We have a nationally recognized team trained at renowned medical facilities including the Scheie Eye Institute and Duke Eye Center. We offer state-of-the-art macular degeneration treatment in the Reading area as well as all of our other locations in Pennsylvania.

Diagnosis and Treatment

You will have a comprehensive eye exam on your first visit. We need to perform a dilated eye exam as well as a visual acuity test to diagnose AMD. Based on the results, we will recommend treatments and management options for preserving your vision and preventing further vision loss.

Treatment options vary depending on whether you have either dry or wet AMD, and the severity. We offer several treatments such as steroid treatment, laser surgery, anti-VEGF therapy and photodynamic therapy (PDT). We can discuss these treatments during your appointment.

If you have been diagnosed with either form of AMD, or even if you suspect you have it based on your symptoms, come see our team of specialists today. Macular degeneration is a leading cause of vision loss in people over age 60. Early detection is key, so call us today to schedule an appointment with a macular degeneration specialist near Wernersville PA today. We are close by in Reading PA and ready for you to be our next new patient.

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