Age-related macular degeneration is a gradual loss of ability in our eyes that prevents us from seeing clearly. This condition is the leading cause of severe vision loss in adults over the age of 50. The disease is brought on by changes in the small portion of the retina called the macula.
There are two types of macular degeneration that can occur. The more common of the two is dry degeneration, where macula tissue becomes thin and no longer functions properly. The less common form is known as wet degeneration. This is the result of fluid leaking from blood cells that are newly formed. With wet macular degeneration, the onset of vision loss tends to come about quickly and can be quite severe.
The good news is the wet form of the disease can be treated with laser treatment at Neovision Eye Center. Dr. Shobha Tandon uses the laser technology to focus a high-energy light beam directly onto the leaking blood vessel. However, the dry form of this condition cannot be treated.
For more information about treatments or the disease, contact our Union City office.