How to Prevent Macular Degeneration

Dear Friends:    In our practice, we focus on early prevention and screening for glaucoma. But did you know that macular degeneration is much more prevalent than glaucoma? We have advanced diagnostic technology, such as fundus photography and OCT testing, as well as MPOD testing to assess your risk for and presence of macular degenerationContinue reading “How to Prevent Macular Degeneration”

Macular Degeneration

As you get older, did you know that age related macular degeneration (ARMD) can have a significant impact on your vision?    Symptoms of macular degeneration include:   Blurred vision Distorted near vision Blind spots in your central vision Straight lines will appear wavy. The hallmark findings in nonexudative ARMD are drusen, RPE (pigment) changes, and geographicContinue reading “Macular Degeneration”

Yellow spots in the eye

Drusen are tiny yellow deposits in a layer of the retina called Bruchs membrane. They are the most common early sign of dry macular degeneration. Drusen are made up of lipids, a type of fatty protein, which may be the result of a failure of the eye to dispose of waste products properly. There are severalContinue reading “Yellow spots in the eye”

When You Have a Cataract

A cataract is a clouding and yellowing of the the lens inside the eye.  Symptoms of cataract include: Blurry vision. Faded colors. Glare and halo around lights. Night vision problems. Double vision Many people can have an age-related cataract in their 40s and 50s, but it doesn’t affect vision.   After age 60, cataracts often affect vision and requireContinue reading “When You Have a Cataract”