Biddeford Maine Macular Degeneration Treatment
Macular Degeneration is a medical condition that affects eyesight and vision. It usually occurs in older individuals because of damage done to the retina within the eye. It can result in a loss of eyesight in the center of one’s vision. The most central area of the retina is known as the macula, and it provides the most detailed and most central vision.
There are two forms of macular degeneration, a dry form and a wet form. The dry form of macular degeneration is the most common. There is no medical treatment or surgery available to correct this disease, but there are many supplements and vitamins that can be taken to help slow down macular degeneration from progression. The wet form of macular degeneration is caused from an abnormal growth of blood vessels. This eventually leads to blood and protein leaking below the macula, causing damage and vision loss. At the office of Dr. Doiron, we can help with Maine macular degeneration treatment.
Factors of Macular Degeneration Treatment
There are different risk factors of macular degeneration. While it may be hereditary, other risk factors of macular degeneration include: smoking, obesity, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure. It can often be difficult to recognize macular degeneration. It’s important to look for the signs and symptoms associated with this disease so that you can seek and receive macular degeneration treatment. Some of the signs include:
- Distorted lines - straight lines can appear distorted
- Dark and/or blurry areas
- White spots appearing in your central vision
- Changes in color perception or diminished view of colors
Dr. Doiron Can Help
If you have these symptoms and believe you may be a candidate for macular degeneration, contact us today for more information about how we can help to diagnose and care for your symptoms. Because there are currently no cures, we can offer other guidelines and options to help slow down the progression of degeneration as well as ways to help treat this disease.
If you would like more information about macular degeneration or would like to speak with a macular degeneration specialist Maine, contact our office today. We can help.
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