Leading Age-Related Macular Degeneration Treatment in Indiana
What is AMD?
AMD is an eye condition that damages an important part of your vision system, the macula, which controls your central vision. This condition often develops due to the body’s natural aging process, and as a result, AMD is the leading cause of blindness in older adults. There are two main forms of AMD — wet and dry — and both can cause irreparable damage to your vision. The untrained eye will have difficulty detecting the early signs of AMD, but our expert team uses advanced technology that gives us a complete picture of your eyes and their health.
Causes & Risk Factors
Typically, AMD is caused by the natural aging process, but it can also be inherited. The following factors can also contribute to developing AMD:
- Smoking tobacco
- Being overweight
- High blood pressure
- A diet high in saturated fats
Macular Degeneration Symptoms
While there are two different forms of AMD, they share similar symptoms. Any of the following could indicate macular degeneration, so schedule an annual eye exam right away if you notice anything out of the ordinary, including:
- Blurry vision
- Difficulty seeing in low light
- Blind spots in your eyesight
- Straight lines that appear wavy or curvy
AMD Advanced Diagnostics & Management
Since damage to your eye’s optic nerve is irreparable, it’s critical to detect AMD as soon as possible, before your eyesight is affected. Our expert team of eye care professionals use state-of-the-art diagnostic tools like the Optomap digital imager to look for the earliest indications of AMD and other eye diseases. If we do see any signs of concern, we’ll personalize a treatment plan to nurture your vision and protect your eyes from AMD.
Why Choose VisionQuest Eyecare?
VisionQuest Eyecare is proud to provide compassionate and comprehensive age-related macular degeneration services for our communities. At either of our locations, you’ll find a friendly and experienced team that’s dedicated to resolving your macular degeneration symptoms and helping you see as clearly as possible. Don’t wait and let AMD affect your eyesight — schedule a comprehensive eye exam at VisionQuest Eyecare today!