Macular Degeneration Evaluations
Did you know that Macular Degeneration is a leading cause of vision loss? Macular Degeneration affects more Americans than cataracts and glaucoma combined and is considered an incurable eye disease which causes progressive vision loss.
The risk for Macular Degeneration increases with age, and is most common with adults 55 years of age and older. Your genetics can increase your risk, so when other family membranes have Macular Degeneration, your chances of having Macular Degeneration increase. Your race can also increase your risk for Macular Degeneration. Ultra Violet (UV) light exposure tends to increase progression of Macular Degeneration. Smoking can increase the risk and progression of Macular Degeneration.
At River Lake Clinic, we work with patients in all stages of Macular Degeneration. We can help prevent progression of the disease and to preserve your vision.
Early Detection and Vision Protection
Prevent the progression of this devastating disease at the earliest possible stage by getting an examination right away. If you have a family history of macular degeneration, this means you are at a heightened risk for this condition. Stop gambling with the fate of your vision and schedule an appointment right away.
Types of Macular Degeneration
- Non-Exudative (Dry)
- Exudative (Wet)
Stages of Macular Degeneration
Signs & Symptoms of Macular Degeneration
- Blank Spots
- Blurred Vision
- Curtain or Veil
When facing the prospect of macular degeneration, it is essential that you choose an eye doctor (optometrist or ophthalmologist) with a thorough understanding of this condition. If you or a loved one is experiencing any of these signs and symptoms, you should schedule an exam immediately. We work to preserve vision for patients with ongoing conditions and recent onset issues.
Our expertise and advanced technology enables us to diagnose and manage all posterior segment conditions. We have treated thousands of cases of macular degeneration and retinal problems. We carefully craft patient-focused treatment plans and coherently explain complex medical conditions to each patient and their family members.
Contact us today and learn how our treatment can slow the progression of macular degeneration and help preserve your vision. We proudly serve patients in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, and surrounding communities.