Age-Related Macular Degeneration is a natural aging process that effects the vision of older populations. This disease gradually blurs your central vision making it difficult to see straight ahead.
While this disease alone will not cause a total loss of vision many everyday tasks become more difficult or even impossible. If the disease is left untreated, you will be left with peripheral vision only. As AMD progresses, you can potentially lose your driver’s license and be declared legally blind. Vision loss from AMD interferes with day to day activities such as cooking, walking, and reading.
Luckily, there are options available to avoid permanent vision impairment caused from AMD. Scheduling routine comprehensive eye exams increase the chance of early detection and treatment. Although it is ideal to prevent AMD, hope is not lost with this diagnosis. There are options to help strengthen your vision and prevent further damage. Your ophthalmologist may suggest laser treatments or even a surgical telescope implant tailored to your specific needs. To preserve your vision, it is important to act fast and seek advice from an ophthalmologist. Contact Ophthalmic Specialists of Michigan to make an appointment and learn more today.