Macular Degeneration Treatment Explained by Qualified Optometrist
As you age, your risk of developing macular degeneration, a condition that affects your central vision, increases. The Lavenburg Medical Group, with offices in Elkton, MD, and Newark, DE, is here to provide the expert care you need to manage this condition. First, take a moment and learn more about this eye disease, its management, and possible treatment options.
Understanding Macular Degeneration
Macular degeneration is a common eye disease that affects millions of Americans. It occurs when the macula, a small portion of the retina responsible for central vision, deteriorates. The condition is most commonly associated with aging, but it can also be genetic or caused by other factors, such as smoking or exposure to UV radiation.
Early detection is critical in managing macular degeneration, so seeing an optometrist or ophthalmologist regularly for comprehensive eye exams is important. If caught early, several treatment options can help slow the progression of the disease and preserve your vision.
Eye Disease Management
The Lavenburg Medical Group has a team of eye care professionals specializing in diagnosing and treating macular degeneration. We offer vision screening to detect the disease early and provide personalized management plans to meet your individual needs.
Our eye doctor may recommend lifestyle changes, such as quitting smoking or wearing UV-protective glasses, to slow the progression of the disease. We may also prescribe nutritional supplements, such as vitamins C and E to support eye health.
In advanced cases, eye surgery may be necessary to treat macular degeneration. The Lavenburg Medical Group offers a range of surgical options, including laser therapy and injections of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) drugs, to slow the progression of the disease and preserve vision.
During laser therapy, a high-energy laser targets and destroys abnormal blood vessels in the eye that contribute to macular degeneration. Anti-VEGF drugs are injected directly into the eye to prevent the growth of abnormal blood vessels and reduce inflammation.
We also offer comprehensive eye care services, including routine eye exams, glasses and contact lens fittings, and treatment for other eye conditions, such as cataracts and glaucoma.
Our team of experienced optometrists and ophthalmologists will work with you to develop a personalized eye care plan to meet your unique situation and help you maintain healthy vision for years to come.
Call Our Office for an Appointment
Macular degeneration is a serious eye disease that requires expert care and treatment. The Lavenburg Medical Group, with locations in Elkton, MD, and Newark, DE, offers the eye care services you require, including diagnosing and managing macular degeneration. Our team of eye care professionals is committed to providing you with the personalized care and treatment you need to maintain healthy vision and quality of life. Schedule an appointment today at 302-993-0722 to take the first step in protecting your eye health.