Having more life experiences and being older doesn't have to mean poor vision. Let the macular degeneration experts at Allegheny Ophthalmology Associates in Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania, help you rediscover clear vision.
Age-related macular degeneration is a disease that gradually destroys sharp, central vision. Central vision is important for tasks such as reading, driving, and viewing objects clearly. Most often, this disease advances so slowly that people notice very little change in vision. In others, the disease can progress faster, and it may lead to vision loss.
There are two forms of age-related macular degeneration—wet and dry. Wet AMD occurs when abnormal blood vessels grow behind the retina. With this type of issue, loss of central vision can occur quickly. One early symptom is seeing straight lines appearing wavy. If you notice this symptom, or other changes, contact us for a comprehensive eye exam.
In dry AMD, light-sensitive cells slowly break down, blurring the eye's central vision. A blurry spot in the center of your vision is a symptom of dry AMD. If you experience this blurriness or other issues, speak with one of our experts about an exam.
us in Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania, to learn more about macular degeneration and our treatment options.