Macular Degeneration

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Routine Eye Exams are the Best Defense Against Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Eye health is much more comprehensive of a topic than most people think. Beyond seeing an optometrist for periodic vision check-ups, it is imperative that adults of all ages, and even children, schedule more thorough evaluations of their eyes. An ophthalmologist is an eye specialist who examines all parts of the eyes to monitor health …

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What increases my risk for macular degeneration?

Macular degeneration, known as “age-related macular degeneration” is a condition that impacts the central vision. It is an eye disease that causes the deterioration of the macula, which is the central-most portion of the retina that is located at the back of the eye. Patients with macular degeneration will notice changes to their centralized vision …

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Understanding Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is a common age-related vision loss problem experienced by many seniors. In fact, the American Macular Degeneration Foundation, or the AMDF, reports that macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss, and that it affects more than 10 million Americans. By better understanding this condition, the patients who visit Dr. Stuart P. …

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Macular Degeneration FAQs

If you’re around the age of 55 or older and don’t wear contacts or glasses, you should still see your eye doctor for an annual exam. But do you know why? Many people who don’t have nearsightedness or farsightedness might be less likely to go to the eye doctor regularly. They may figure, “What’s the …

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Eye Gunk: Is It A Problem?

Your eyes are designed to protect your vision from the damaging effects of the environment, and sometimes this includes flushing out irritants with your tears. Discharge from the eyes can be benign or may indicate that you should schedule an appointment with your eye care professional to be screened for macular degeneration and other conditions. What …

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