Macular Degeneration Treatment in Greensburg, PA
What is Macular Degeneration?
Macular degeneration wears down the macula, which is the center part of the retina. In most cases, macular degeneration is age-related, but it can affect some children and young adults. Age-related macular degeneration does not usually cause total blindness, but does cause impaired or distorted vision.
If macular degeneration runs in your family, it is best to stay up-to-date on eye exams as you age. While there is no cure for macular degeneration, treatments are available. Call Peters Eye Clinic in Greensburg, PA, today at (724) 832-7800 to schedule an appointment. We proudly serve Greensburg, PA; Latrobe, PA; Mount Pleasant, PA; and the surrounding areas of Westmoreland County.
Types of Macular Degeneration and How to Spot it
There are two types of macular degeneration: dry and wet. Dry causes drusen, which begin as small deposits, on the macula. As more drusen appear and grow, the new spots can impair vision. As the degeneration progresses, cells in the macula can die off, causing blind spots in vision. Wet macular degeneration causes blood vessels to grow under the macula. The blood vessels eventually leak into the retina, causing lines to look wavy and other various distortions. The blood vessels scar over time, causing central vision loss.
Common signs and symptoms include blurry areas in the center of your vision, straight lines appear distorted, and sometimes a change in perception of colors. If you experience these symptoms, make an appointment with an ophthalmologist like Dr. Peters right away for an exam.
Contact Peters Eye Clinic for Macular Degeneration Treatment
Peters Eye Clinic in Greensburg, PA, offers macular degeneration treatment to patients in Southwestern PA. Treatments vary from anti-VEGF injections, to vitamin supplements, to laser surgeries, depending on the type and severity of the disease. Contact Peters Eye Clinic today to learn more about possible macular degeneration treatments.