Age Related Macular Degeneration(ARMD)

What is ARMD?

Macular degeneration is the leading cause of severe vision loss in people over age 60. It occurs when the small central portion of the retina, known as the macula, deteriorates. The retina is the light-sensing nerve tissue at the back of the eye. Because the disease develops as a person ages, it is referred to as age-related macular degeneration (ARMD). Although macular degeneration is almost never a totally blinding condition, it can be a source of significant visual disability.

In its early stages, age-related macular degeneration may not have symptoms and may be unrecognized until it progresses or affects both eyes. The first sign of macular degeneration is usually distortion of straight lines. This may progress to a gradual loss of central vision.

ARMD vision

Defference between normal and Macularly Degenerated vision.

Symptoms of ARMD

  • Straight lines start to appear distorted, or the center of vision becomes distorted.
  • Dark, blurry areas or white out appears in the center of vision.
  • Diminished or changed color perception.

If you experience any of these symptoms,contact us or visit us for the best treatment.