Macular degeneration is a serious eye disease that affects the central area of the retina responsible for maintaining your sharpest vision. The disease causes patients as they age to lose their central vision while maintaining some peripheral vision.
If you have any of the following risk factors, you are at an increased risk for macular degeneration: over age 60, overweight, fair complected, diabetic, female, or have high blood pressure or high cholesterol. Contact Advanced Eyecare for a comprehensive eye exam and screening for macular degeneration.
If you notice a shadowy area in the center of your vision this might constitute an ocular emergency, call Advanced Eyecare for an appointment right away.