Are you looking for macular degeneration surgery Roscommon MI?
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects a person’s central vision, making it difficult to read or recognize people’s faces. The cause for vision loss is either because of a thinning of the macula, which is the light-sensitive portion of the retina, or due to the abnormal growth of blood vessels under the retina. Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in people over 65 and can lead to blindness if not treated. It is therefore vital for adults over 45 to have regular appointments with their ophthalmologist so eye conditions like macular degeneration can be detected early before damage is done. While there is no cure for the disease, there are many treatment options including macular degeneration surgery where your eye doctor uses a laser to stop the leaking from the blood vessels of the eye. Medications called anti-VEGF drugs can also help reduce the growth and leaking of abnormal blood vessels in the retina. These medications can be administered to the affected area through a slender needle. In addition, your ophthalmologist may recommend certain vitamins, including Vitamin C, E, Lutein, Zeaxanthin, Zinc and Copper. It’s important to consult with an experienced ophthalmologist to determine the best way to treat your age-related macular degeneration.
Roscommon is located in the north central portion of Roscommon County, and considered one of the best places for trout fishing. The world-famous AuSable River, and it’s so-called “Holy Water”, is a favorite of fishermen. Roscommon is also only 6 miles west Higgins Lake which was named by National Geographic as one of the six most beautiful lakes in the world. If you live in Roscommon, with a small population of only just over a thousand people, you may think your choices are limited for quality eye care professionals or that you’ll have to drive a long way to find an ophthalmologist who is experienced in macular degeneration surgery.
Macular Degeneration Surgery Roscommon MI
Alpine Eye Care is closer than you might think and with offices in Gaylord, Grayling and Cheboygan so there’s no excuse to put off your eye exams. The professionals at Alpine Eye Care are highly trained and experienced professionals who both diagnose and treat eye diseases, including macular degeneration. As science comes closer to finding a cure for macular degeneration, we stay up to date with the latest techniques that will give you the best chance of preserving your vision. If your treatment includes macular degeneration surgery, you can trust Alpine Eye Care whose years of experience have led to thousands of successful outcomes.
If you’re over 40, don’t wait until symptoms occur. Be proactive with your health and your eye care. If you haven’t had a comprehensive eye exam, it’s time to schedule one now. At Alpine Eye Care, we recommend that adults get an eye exam every two to four years until their early 50’s and then more often as they age. If you have a condition that may affect your vision, you should see us more often. Your eye sight is a precious gift and we can help you protect it.