Cataract surgery usually improves your vision significantly. However, if you have macular degeneration, dry or the more severe wet form, your vision may still be blurry.
Dry macular degeneration is a common eye disorder among people over 65. It causes blurred vision, due to disruption of the pigmented layers in your macula. The macula is the part of the retina responsible for your central vision. Prevention and early detection may delay vision loss due to dry macular degeneration. I recommend gettingContinue reading “Dry Macular Degeneration”
Small, yellowish deposits known as drusen, can have discrete or indistinct margins. Macular degeneration can be classified according to the number and size of drusen, amount of geographic atrophy, and pigmentary changes. This patient has dry macular degeneration, which is being carefully monitored with photos, as well as daily Lutein supplements.
This can result in the loss of vision over time.
Wet macular degeneration causes blurred vision or a blind spot in your visual field. It is caused by abnormal blood vessels that leak fluid or blood into the macula, which is responsible for central vision. Wet macular degeneration is one of two types of age-related macular degeneration. The other type — dry macular degeneration —Continue reading “When your eye bleeds”
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”
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”
As the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) of the eye gets older, a number of changes happen in your eye: 1. Loss of melanin 2. More lipofuscin in the RPE layer. Lipofuscin are chemical by-products. 3. More drusen, which are yellow, lipid deposits, between the RPE and the choroid (the layer of blood vessels that supplyContinue reading “Preserving Vision with Age”