Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a condition that affects your central vision and leads to significant and permanent vision loss. AMD usually begins with gradual changes in vision which may be difficult to notice. For this reason, it is essential to consult an optometrist regularly, especially if you have a family history of macular degeneration.
There are two types of macular degeneration: Dry AMD and Wet AMD.
While gradual vision loss is more common with Dry AMD, there are currently no treatments available for this kind of macular degeneration. However, our optometrists can recommend supplements which may slow the progression.
Wet AMD may involve more sudden vision loss, but treatments are available, which focus on slowing progression and preventing further deterioration. Fitzgerald Optometry can refer you to an ophthalmologist and assist in the management of your AMD.
For more information, book in for a consultation with Fitzgerald Optometry today.