As we age, our eyes begin to change. One of those changes may be the development of age-related macular degeneration, which is a deterioration or breakdown of the tiny area in the center of the retina — the light-sensitive layer of tissue at the back of your eye — that produces clear central vision. Macular degeneration symptoms make it difficult to read, recognize faces, and can ultimately affect your independence and quality of life.
At Medical & Surgical Eye Associates, our board-certified ophthalmology team is experienced in diagnosing and treating macular degeneration. With our passion for leading-edge techniques and personalized care, we offer the latest macular degeneration treatment available to help slow the progression of the disease, preserve your vision, and allow you to live your life to the fullest.
If you're ready to receive the highest quality care for macular degeneration in Pittsburgh, Medical & Surgical Eye is ready to help. Schedule your first appointment with us online today and take the first step toward better vision.
There are two types of macular degeneration:
While there is no cure for macular degeneration, early detection and treatment can help slow the progression of the disease and preserve your vision. Depending on the severity of your condition, our team may recommend lifestyle changes, macular degeneration medication, or surgery.
We offer a number of leading-edge surgical treatments for wet macular degeneration, including:
If you have advanced macular degeneration, our team may recommend a surgical procedure called vitrectomy. This involves removing the blood and scar tissue from the middle of the eye, which can help improve vision.
No matter what stage of macular degeneration you're in, the team at Medical & Surgical Eye Associates is here to help. We offer comprehensive eye care and the latest treatments to help you maintain your vision and live well.
Macular degeneration is a progressive disease, which means that it typically gets worse over time. In the early stages of macular degeneration, you may not notice any changes in your vision. But as the disease progresses, you may start to experience symptoms like:
If you experience any of these symptoms, it's important to schedule a comprehensive eye exam with an experienced ophthalmologist right away.
In addition to early detection and treatment, there are a number of lifestyle changes you can make to help slow the progression of macular degeneration. These include:
Yes! Medical & Surgical Eye Associates is proud to accept insurance from providers across the Western Pennsylvania region in order to keep our care as accessible as possible. Visit our Insurance page to view our list of providers, and reach out to us with any questions you have about your coverage.
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