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Macular Degeneration Screening in Newport Beach
What is Macular Degeneration?
Macular Degeneration is often referred to as ARMD or AMD (Age-Related Macular Degeneration) as it is found most often in older people.
Part of the eye's retina, the Macular enables focus and centralization of vision when performing everyday tasks. As the Macular degerates so the loss of central vision becomes more apparent.
There are 2 types of ARMD:
Of the two types of age-related Macular Degeneration, wet ARMD is the most severe. The Macular can become scarred by leaking blood vessels that have grown on the retinal membrane.
Dry age-related Macular Dengeration is the more common of the two and is less severe and is caused by the degeneration or death of the pigment epithelical cells of the retina.
How is ARMD treated?
There is no cure for either type however there are treatments for the symptoms and to manage the condition. Treatment will depend on which type of ARMD you have and the severity of the disease.
Macular Edema is the hemorrhaging of blood vessels on the retina. This can be treated orally or with eye drops. Vision may be seriously impacted and become swollen - if these symptoms occur, please contact Dr. Bold immediately.
There is no need to search for an "Optometrist near me" because Dr. Bold is the best Optomestrist in Newport beach and will welcome you and treat you and your eyes with the most professional standards of care.
Call today for your thorough eye exam or for treatment of an already existing condition. As with all health issues, the sooner treatment is effected, the more likely your body will react to treatment.