Macular Degeneration Specialist in Latrobe, PA
Macular Degeneration Treatment Available at Peters Eye Clinic
Schedule a visit with our macular degeneration specialist in Latrobe, PA at Peters Eye Clinic. Ophthalmologist Jerome A. Peters, M.D., provides treatment options for both wet and dry types of this eye condition at our office. As we age, we run the risk of developing macular degeneration. It affects many people age 55 and over, and without treatment, it can quickly cause serious, permanent vision loss.
When patients need care for their macular degeneration, they turn to Peters Eye Clinic. Our ophthalmologist is a macular degeneration specialist serving the residents of Southwestern Pennsylvania. For effective macular degeneration treatment, contact us today at (724) 539-3800 to schedule an appointment.
What Exactly is Macular Degeneration?
Macular degeneration is an age-related retina condition, causing blurry vision, difficulty while focusing, and warped straight lines. It can also cause blind spots in someone’s vision. There are two types of macular degeneration: dry, or atrophic, and wet, also known as neovascular or exudative. Dry macular degeneration is the more common type. Both kinds always occur in both eyes, though it does not always bilaterally progress at the same rate.
There is no cure for macular degeneration, but treatment can greatly help. Many patients receiving treatment for macular degeneration continue seeing well for their entire lives.
Wet Macular Degeneration Treatment Specialists
Treatments for wet macular degeneration vary, depending on its stage, but at Peters Eye Clinic, we can handle it all. Our ophthalmologist and our experienced staff dedicate themselves to offering the most effective wet macular degeneration care throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania. We are up-to-date on the latest macular degeneration research and trained the current treatment methods. Patients showing signs of wet macular degeneration can make the smart choice and visit Peters Eye Clinic for effective treatment.
Dry Macular Degeneration Treatment at Peters Eye Clinic
We mentioned that dry macular degeneration is the more common form of the condition. Most symptoms usually develop gradually and painlessly. Call to schedule a checkup if you experience symptoms such as:
- A well-defined blurry spot or blind spot in your field of vision
- Decreased intensity or brightness of colors
- Difficulty recognizing faces
- Increased blurriness of printed words
- Increased difficulty adapting to low light levels, such as when entering a dimly lit restaurant or theatre
- Reduced central vision in one or both eyes
- Needing brighter light when reading or doing work close up
- Visual distortions, such as straight lines seeming bent
At Peters Eye Clinic’s office in Latrobe, PA, our ophthalmologist and staff dedicate themselves to offering all types of exceptional eye care, including: