Macular Degeneration Treatments in Mount Pleasant, PA
What to Know About Macular Degeneration
Those who need macular degeneration treatments in Mount Pleasant, PA, can visit Peters Eye Clinic. Over ten million Americans suffer from some level of macular degeneration. In fact, it is the leading cause of vision loss in the United States. It 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.
Visit Peters Eye Clinic to receive a macular degeneration examination and treatment thereafter if necessary. To set an appointment with our macular degeneration specialist in Mount Pleasant, call us at (724) 547-2800 today.
Wet Macular Degeneration Treatment Specialists
in Mount Pleasant, PA
Treatments for wet macular degeneration can vary, depending on its stage. 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 visit Peters Eye Clinic for effective treatment. Our ophthalmologist and our experienced staff dedicate themselves to offering the most effective wet macular degeneration care throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania.
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
Peters Eye Clinic Accepts Patients at Our Mount Pleasant Location
Our Mount Pleasant, PA, office serves patients at risk of macular degeneration throughout the year. Jerome A. Peters, M.D. 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. Peters Eye Clinic on West Main Street offers retinal care and macular degeneration treatments in Mount Pleasant.