Management Of Macular Degeneration
Macular Degeneration is a disorder of the central retina that usually affects older individuals. It can affect one or both eyes and initially causes a distortion of central vision that can make straight lines look wavy or crooked. It can progress to the point where it reduces central vision and impairs reading ability. New less invasive treatments for new cases of “wet” or advanced macular degeneration are now available.
It is important to remember that even in very advanced cases, the peripheral vision is not affected so that the individual is never completely blind and can usually remain mobile and in dependent although driving may have to be limited. Reading vision can be improved with adequate lighting and magnifying lenses.