Macular Degeneration Awareness

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Awareness: Taking Control of Your Vision

Shedding Light on AMD During the Awareness Month 

  1. Understanding AMD:
  • Definition: Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a progressive eye condition affecting the macula, leading to vision loss. 
  • Prevalence: AMD is a common cause of vision impairment in individuals aged 50 and older. 
  1. Vitamins AREDs:
  • Importance: A diet rich in Vitamins A, C, E, and zinc, as recommended by AREDs (Age-Related Eye Disease Study), may help slow AMD progression.  
  1. Quit Smoking:
  • Link to AMD: Smoking is a significant risk factor for AMD progression. 
  • Benefits of Quitting: Ceasing smoking can slow AMD advancement and improve overall eye health. 
  1. Regular Eye Exams:
  • Early Detection: Comprehensive eye exams are crucial for early AMD detection. 
  • Frequency: Schedule regular eye exams, especially if you’re over 50 or have a family history of AMD. 
  1. Amsler Grid:
  • Home Monitoring: Use the Amsler Grid for self-monitoring of AMD-related distortions or changes in vision. 
  • Consultation: Report any abnormalities to your eye doctor if you notice any changes. 
  1. OCT Macula Scan:
  • Advanced Imaging: Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Macula scans provide detailed images of the macula for early AMD diagnosis. 
  • Monitoring Progression: Regular OCT scans aid in tracking AMD progression and guiding treatment. 

During AMD Awareness Month, Peachtree Ophthalmology eye clinic, located in Norcross near Peachtree Corners,  emphasizes the importance of proactive eye care. Take control of your vision by adopting healthy habits, staying informed, and scheduling regular eye exams with Dr. Washington. Schedule an eye visit today. 

How To Contact Us

Our eye clinic is ideally located close to the intersection of Holcomb Bridge Rd and Spalding Dr. Serving Norcross GA, Duluth, Sandy Springs, Roswell & Johns Creek.


4045 Wetherburn Way, Ste 1
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

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Office Hours

Mon - Fri: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sat & Sun: Closed

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