Macular Degeneration Treatment

View 3D VideoAlthough it is not exactly a household term, macular degeneration is one of the leading causes of vision loss in Americans over 60 years old. Many of us experience this disorder as difficulty seeing fine details, especially when reading or driving. In the past, macular degeneration treatment simply involved managing the gradual vision loss with corrective lenses. However, now our macular degeneration specialists in Las Vegas, NV can significantly slow the progress of this disease, and help preserve macular health with nutritional supplements.

About Macular Degeneration

Simply put, macular degeneration is deterioration of the macula, the part of the retina responsible for central vision. Although there are other conditions which cause damage to the macula, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common form of this disorder. There are two types of macular degeneration:

In its early stages, macular degeneration may not cause noticeable symptoms. As it progresses, most people notice a gradual blurring of their central vision. Peripheral vision is unaffected by macular degeneration.

Managing Macular Degeneration

At the Westfield Eye Center, we recommend vitamin therapy for all of our AMD patients, as well as those with risk factors for developing the disorder. To learn more about vitamin therapy, talk with your eye specialist during your next visit.

To find out more about detecting and managing macular degeneration, click here to request a consultation online with a qualified ophthalmologist at the Westfield Eye Center. Or, you may call our office at 702-362-EYES (3937) to schedule an appointment.