Our goal is to help you preserve your vision with macular degeneration treatments and exams in Salt Lake City. As we get older, we are more prone to eye disease. Our doctors use advanced measures to diagnose and help you manage difficult eye-related problems like wet and dry AMD and macular degeneration in Salt Lake City.
Age-related macular degeneration also referred to as, AMD, occurs when a part of the retina called the macula is damaged. When your eye is looking directly at an object, light rays from that object are focused on a small but important area in the center of the retina called the macula. The macula is the part of the retina that is responsible for sharp, detailed central vision called visual acuity. You need the macula to clearly see objects directly in front of you such as faces, text, and a clock on the wall.
With AMD you lose your central vision. You cannot see fine details, whether you are looking at something close to you or far away. Your peripheral or side vision, on the other hand, will still be normal. An example taken from the American Academy of Ophthalmology website describes having AMD using a clock on the wall. If you are looking at a clock on the wall, you may be able to clearly see all of the numbers on the clock but not the clock’s hands. The clock’s hands may appear black, blurry, or splotchy.
Let us help you preserve your sight. Simply schedule an exam today to find out if you need macular degeneration help or treatment in Salt Lake City.