Age-Related Macular Degeneration
What is macular degeneration?
Macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in the United States for the population over 60 years old. This disease alters the macula, which is the portion of the retina that gives rise to our central vision. Our sharpest acuity lies in the macula and any disruption to this sensitive tissue can potentially alter vision permanently without intervention. Early detection and education are vital.
Exudative (Wet) macular degeneration is often more visually devastating and requires tight monitoring with surgical intervention.
Deposits in the retina obstruct central vision. Early treatment can help prevent or limit damage caused by this form.
Low Vision Counseling
Low Vision Counseling is also available in southeast Wisconsin to maximize the a patients vision to increase their activities of daily living. Call Lang Family Eye Care to find a specialist close to you or a loved one.
There are sources available to those with visual impairment. A local partner, Vision Forward, has devices and therapy for adjusting lifestyles in one’s home.
If you would like to read more information about macular degeneration, visit the website of the American Macular Degeneration Association.