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”

Preserving Vision with Age

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”