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Macular Degeneration


At Nappanee Family Eyecare, we are committed to helping patients with age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) through laboratory and clinical research and by improving the lifestyle of patients who are currently afflicted with this disease.

 

What is macular degeneration?discovery_medicine_no_85_kang_zhang_figure_1

Macular degeneration is a chronic, progressive disease that gradually destroys sharp central vision due to a deterioration of the macula, a tiny spot in the central portion of your retina comprised of millions of light-sensing cells. Because it is so commonly associated with aging, it is also known as age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Is there available treatment for AMD?vision-with-AMD

There are two forms of AMD called “dry,” most common and with no known treatment, and “wet,” less common and treated with laser procedures. Genetic testing, Macula Risk, is now available to help identify those most likely to develop “wet” macular degeneration.

Can I reverse the damage?

In most cases, reversing damage caused by AMD is not possible, but supplements, protection from sunlight, eating a balanced diet and quitting smoking can reduce the risk and progression of macular degeneration.

 

Diagnostic Technology


Cirrus Photo/OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography)

Macula Risk

Optomap (Daytona)

Rabin Cone Testing

Sight Risk Analysis

 

Protective Lenses


Blue Light Lens Technology

 

Macular Supplements


Many diets tend to be deficient in many nutrients shown to support eye health, including Lutein, Zeaxanthin and fatty acids. Without these nutrients the density of the pigment in the macula area of the eye can deteriorate over time.

With this, scientists created the Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS2) to develop a combination of supplements, that together, are able to slow the progression of age-related macular degeneration.


MaxiVision AREDS2 Whole Body Formula

PreserVision AREDS2

MaxiVision Ocular Formula

MacuHealth


If you suspect that you have macular degeneration or have a family history of the disease, contact our office to schedule an appointment. Routine vision exams are vital to early detection and management of ocular diseases.

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