Macular Degeneration

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Macula Degeneration Services in Norcross

Macular degeneration affects many older individuals. At Peachtree Ophthalmology in Norcross, Georgia, our committed ophthalmologist offers personalized care for your macular degeneration. Get in touch with our ophthalmology clinic today to schedule an appointment and explore effective strategies for managing macular degeneration symptoms.

Definition:

Macular degeneration, also known as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is a chronic eye condition characterized by damage to the macula, leading to blurred or distorted central vision. It is the leading cause of vision loss among individuals aged 50 and older.

Causes:

  • Age: Advanced age is the primary risk factor for AMD, with the condition becoming more prevalent in individuals over 50.
  • Genetics: Family history of AMD increases the likelihood of developing the condition.
  • Smoking: Tobacco use significantly elevates the risk of developing AMD.
  • Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease: Conditions affecting cardiovascular health may contribute to the development or progression of AMD.
  • UV Exposure: Prolonged exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light may increase the risk of AMD.
  • Nutritional Factors: Poor diet lacking essential vitamins and minerals may impact eye health and contribute to AMD development.

Symptoms:

  • Blurred or distorted central vision
  • Difficulty reading or recognizing faces
  • Dark or blank spots in the central vision
  • Reduced color perception
  • Straight lines appearing wavy or crooked

Diagnosis:

  • Comprehensive Eye Examination: Includes visual acuity tests, dilated eye examination, and assessment of the macula’s appearance.
  • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT): High-resolution imaging to visualize and assess the retina’s layers and detect signs of AMD.
  • Fluorescein Angiography: A diagnostic procedure involving the injection of a fluorescent dye to evaluate blood flow in the retina and detect abnormalities.

Treatment:

  • Anti-VEGF Injections: Medications injected into the eye to inhibit the growth of abnormal blood vessels and reduce leakage, slowing AMD progression.
  • Photodynamic Therapy: Combines the administration of a light-sensitive drug with laser therapy to target abnormal blood vessels.
  • Laser Therapy: Used to seal leaking blood vessels or destroy abnormal ones in certain cases of AMD.
  • Nutritional Supplements: High-dose antioxidant vitamins and minerals may benefit certain individuals with AMD, as demonstrated in clinical studies.
Peachtree Ophthalmology- Eye Doctor Near Me in Norcross GA

Visit Our Practice in Norcross:

At Peachtree Ophthalmology our eye clinic in Norcross, we specialize in the diagnosis and management of macular degeneration. If you or a loved one are experiencing symptoms of AMD or require comprehensive eye care, schedule an appointment with us today. Let us help preserve your vision and enhance your quality of life.

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.

Address

4045 Wetherburn Way, Ste 1
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

Phone & Fax

770-285-7910
770-609-8356

Office Hours

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

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