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Located at 603 Kirby Road

Located at 603 Kirby Road

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Treatment of Macular Degeneration

While there is no cure for macular degeneration, treatments do exist that can delay the progression of the disease, preserve existing vision and sometimes even improve vision loss.

Currently, there are no approved treatments to prevent or cure dry AMD, although there is evidence that indicates that certain nutritional supplements, including omega 3 fatty acids, lutein and zeaxanthin, can prevent the progression of the disease to the more advanced wet form, which can cause more severe vision loss.

There are a couple of options for treating wet AMD to slow the progression of vision loss which include medicated injections and laser therapy. These therapies are designed to stop the development of new blood vessels, to destroy existing ones and to prevent leakage into the macula – the main dangers with wet AMD.

Unfortunately, while much research continues to be conducted, currently there is no treatment and no way to fully regain vision lost by AMD. Those who have suffered significant vision loss can benefit from the many low vision devices on the market which utilize your existing vision to assist in maintaining your independence. Such devices include standing and hand-held magnifiers and telescopes and other aides that can help to improve your vision.

If you have been diagnosed with AMD, regular vision tests are essential. Close monitoring and adherence to treatment can not only prevent further vision deterioration but can sometimes even improve vision.

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Last updated March 10, 2021: Your safety along with that of our staff and families is our number one priority. Our office will continue to follow CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19 and thus are still requiring our staff and visitors in our office to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status. In addition, we will keep our other protocols in place which include sanitizing between each patient with hospital grade disinfectant, limiting the number of patients in the office, and screening every visitor for COVID-19 symptoms/exposure. We are still asking that you please call to schedule an appointment time for all services to ensure we can accommodate you at your preferred time. Please understand that patients with appointments will be given preference to those without. Thank you for your patience and understanding!