Age-Related Macular Degeneration

One of the consequences of growing older is a degeneration of our senses. Many Greensboro patients complain that, as they age, they simply aren’t able to see as well as they used to. They complain to their eye doctor that they don’t see as clearly, that the world is blurrier, that reading is a chore.

Some of this is simply a result of natural aging, and, while the problems can be addressed, they can never be fully stopped or reversed. However, some common age-related eye problems are actually diseases. Dr. Vic Khemsara, an experienced eye doctor, can treat these diseases and restore at least some of your vision.

ARMD

One of the most common problems eye doctors address is age-related macular degeneration, or ARMD.

The macula is the center portion of your retina, and it is where you process about 80 percent of your vision. The center of the macula handles things like fine detail, reading vision and long-distance vision.

In ARMD, the macula thins out. This is a gradual process and hard to notice, in large part because it doesn’t cause any pain. One of the early symptoms of ARMD is distortion: you will see straight lines as bent. Eventually, colors may seem slightly different in each eye. Your eye doctor will be able to diagnose the problem.

If you’re a resident of Greensboro or one of the surrounding areas and you’re concerned about your eyes, please contact Summit Eye Care today for more information.

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