See Clearly, Act Swiftly Early Diagnosis & Treatment of Macular Degeneration at Eyes on 45th!

Macular degeneration is a debilitating eye condition that affects millions worldwide. Although there’s currently no cure for the dry variant, early diagnosis and prompt treatment can significantly slow its progression and preserve vision. At Eyes on 45th, we specialize in comprehensive eye care, offering advanced diagnostic tools and personalized treatment plans to help manage macular degeneration effectively.

What is Macular Degeneration?

What is Macular Degeneration? Macular degeneration, also known as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is a progressive eye disease that primarily affects older adults. It occurs when the central part of the retina, called the macula, deteriorates, leading to a loss of central vision. There are two main types of AMD: dry AMD, which progresses slowly and accounts for the majority of cases, and wet AMD, which progresses rapidly and is characterized by abnormal blood vessel growth beneath the macular.

The Importance of Early Diagnosis

Early detection of macular degeneration is crucial for effective management. At Eyes on 45th, we utilize state-of-the-art diagnostic techniques, including optical coherence tomography (OCT) and fundus photography, to assess the health of the macula and identify any signs of degeneration. Regular eye exams are essential for individuals at risk of AMD, including those over the age of 50, individuals with a family history of the disease, and smokers.

Treatment Options

While there is currently no cure for dry AMD, several treatment options are available to help slow its progression and manage symptoms. These may include nutritional supplements, such as vitamins and minerals specifically formulated for eye health, lifestyle modifications, such as quitting smoking and maintaining a healthy diet, and low vision aids to help individuals maximize their remaining vision.

At Eyes on 45th, our experienced team of eye care professionals works closely with each patient to develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to their unique needs and preferences. We believe in empowering our patients with the knowledge and resources they need to effectively manage their macular degeneration and maintain their quality of life.