Macular Degeneration

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration is a chronic eye disease that affects the center of your vision, causing difficulty with reading, driving and even facial recognition. It is also the leading cause of blindness for ages 60 or older in the United States. There are two stages of the disease:

Age Related Macular Degeneration

  • Dry – there is progressive deterioration of several retinal layers that typically results in difficulty with reading. Usually it progresses slowly and very rarely causes blindness.
  • Wet – there is fast loss of central vision associated with bleeding and/or fluid accumulation in the central part of the retina. This requires prompt diagnosis and treatment.

Eye Specialty Group uses the latest in diagnostic equipment such as the OCT (optical coherence tomography) and fluorescein angiography to determine the best approach for treating macular degeneration. In fact, recent advances in drug and laser therapy are even helping some patients restore lost vision!

CentrasightFor eligible patients suffering from the most advanced cases of Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Eye Specialty Group is happy to announce the arrival of the CentraSight. CentraSight is a new treatment program using an FDA-approved tiny telescope that is implanted inside the eye to improve vision and quality of life for patients suffering from central vision loss.

Patients interested in more information can visit www.CentraSight.com or call Eye Specialty Group at (901) 685-2200 to schedule an appointment.