Macular Degeneration

What is Macular Degeneration of the Eyes?

Most often, this occurs in persons over the age of sixty.  There is a small portion of the eye retina referred to as the macula.  It is part of the center of the retina.  The problem happens when the macula begins to deteriorate.  This affliction is reversible, providing you do not ignore it.  If you do nothing about it, it can eventually lead to blindness.  

Macular Degeneration Services from Your Optometrist in Spring, TX

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Do you want more details on macular degeneration?  For a good impromptu education on this subject, a facility such as Urban Eyes in Spring, Texas is your go-to source.  They have the expertise and professionalism to answer all of your questions.  Go to www.urbaneyes.com.  You will find articles on the subject as well as a phone number to call.  A friendly representative will be happy to assist you.

Wet and Dry Macular Degeneration

The condition that was described above is actually "dry" macular degeneration.  There is also a "wet" form of this affliction.  Symptoms of that are blood vessels growing beneath the eye's retina.  Most of the time these blood vessels are leaky. Each of these symptoms is serious and should never be ignored.  Your optometrist will know exactly what to do.

What Are Some Early Warning Signs"

The patient will begin to notice shadow-like areas in the center part of the eye.  Other possible signs are vision that is distorted or rather fuzzy.  People that are becoming affected by macular degeneration tend to have dark spots in the center of their eye.  Their view of a standard line could be blurry or wavy-like.  If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, see your optometrist immediately. 

What Are Some Causes of This Condition?

Believe it or not, most of the causes are avoidable.  An unhealthy diet is a major contributor to it.  If you are not getting enough antioxidants or perhaps too much iron.  It can also be brought on by being repeatedly exposed to too much bright light over the course of a lifetime.  It is especially bad when these factors are combined.  That can definitely lead to macular degeneration later on in life.

Can This Condition Be Treated?

If you go to a facility such as Urban Eyes in Spring, Texas, the answer is yes.  Our eye care specialists know how to manage it with the perfect medication.  If the condition does not get better, he or she might recommend surgery.  The optometrist can walk you through every step before and after the surgery.  Be sure to inform him or her of the progress of your eye condition after medication.  Then they will know if surgery is needed or not.  To avoid long-term damage, call the eye doctor right away.

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