Age Related Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is a common eye condition that affects the macula, the central part of the retina responsible for sharp, central vision. There are two main types: dry macular degeneration, which progresses slowly and causes a gradual loss of vision, and wet macular degeneration, which progresses rapidly and can cause severe vision loss. At Eye Care San Diego, we want to ensure you understand AMD and encourage you to schedule an eye exam. 

Symptoms of macular degeneration include: 

  • blurred or distorted vision 
  • difficulty seeing details 
  • straight lines appearing wavy or crooked 
  • dark or empty areas in the center of vision 

It’s important to visit an ophthalmologist if you experience any of these symptoms, especially if they occur suddenly or worsen rapidly. Early detection and treatment can help slow the progression of macular degeneration and preserve vision.  

At Eye Care of San Diego, our ophthalmologists can perform a comprehensive eye exam and may recommend additional tests such as optical coherence tomography (OCT) to diagnose macular degeneration. Regular eye exams are also important for monitoring the condition and adjusting treatment as needed. 

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