Macular Degeneration Diagnosis
A simple test for macular degeneration involves the use of a grid, known as an Amsler grid. Patients with normal vision will see the grid fully, with all lines complete and in order. A patient with macular degeneration may see wavy lines or other distortion, accompanied by empty spaces in the center of the grid.
Like all eye conditions, macular degeneration can only be accurately diagnosed by a qualified eye care professional. Although there is currently no cure, early detection through routine eye exams may make it possible to slow the progression of the disease.
Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment
There is no cure for diabetic retinopathy. However, laser treatments are highly effective in slowing the progression of the disease and preventing vision loss. These treatments are most effective when the condition is detected early, when little to no vision loss is present. Patients with more advanced forms of diabetic retinopathy may benefit from treatment, but there is no guarantee that vision can be restored.
Contact Our Practice
Contact our practice to learn more about macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, or other eye conditions. We are proud to offer a range of ophthalmology and vision correction services, and our eye doctors would be happy to work with you to improve your vision.