Macular Degeneration Treatments in Mt. Pleasant, PA
What to Know About Macular Degeneration
Over 10 million Americans suffer from some level of macular degeneration. In fact, it is the leading cause of vision loss in the United States. Macular degeneration is a retinal disease where the central portion of the retina begins to deteriorate. This central portion of the retina, called the macula, controls central vision, which in turn can make it difficult to drive, read, or even recognize colors.
Macular degeneration occurs in several stages, the first of which results in no vision loss. Routine appointments with a skilled ophthalmologist are crucial to find the issue at the source to prevent severe vision loss. The intermediate stage involves some vision loss, while the late stage features significant and noticeable vision loss. Come to Peters Eye Clinic to receive a macular degeneration examination and treatment thereafter if necessary. To set up an appointment in Mt. Pleasant, give us a call at (724) 547-2800 today.
Causes and Risk Factors of Macular Degeneration
While many of the causes of macular degeneration are still relatively unknown, professionals can pinpoint some causes and risk factors. The two main factors that determine macular degeneration are age and genetics. Individuals ages 55 and older typically have a higher chance of developing the disease, as well as those people with a family history of macular degeneration. Additionally, Caucasians have a greater likelihood of developing the disease than other races. Those who smoke can double their risk of macular degeneration. Give Peters Eye Clinic a call today to set up a routine appointment and ask for a retinal exam to determine if you are developing or have macular degeneration.
Peters Eye Clinic Accepts Patients at Our Mt. Pleasant Location
Our Mt. Pleasant, PA, office serves patients at risk of macular degeneration throughout the year. Dr. Jerome A. Peters has the experience to thoroughly examine symptoms and retinas to make sure appropriate treatment can immediately take place. While there is no current cure for macular degeneration, our ophthalmologist can provide treatment to attempt to reduce the severity of vision loss and other side effects. Residents throughout Western PA can visit our eye clinic and take the first step toward greater optical health. Take care of your retinas with an appointment at Peters Eye Clinic on West Main Street in Mt. Pleasant.
Westmoreland County, PA