Claflin Eye Care routinely diagnoses and manages macular degeneration.

Macular degeneration is the leading cause of significant vision loss in our increasing aging population in America. Age related macular degeneration (AMD) is the deterioration of the central vision (the macula) that progresses with age. Risk factors include family history, age, and smoking.

There are two types of macular degeneration, dry macular degeneration and wet macular degeneration. Both cause vision loss, but the wet type of AMD advances much more rapidly and is much more aggressive.

There has been some encouraging research and results in neutraceuticals (diet, vitamins, supplements) in hopefully slowing the progression of macular degeneration. There are now better treatment options for wet AMD that can better prevent the wet type from advancing. For better macular health, call us today!