Retina Care

Macular Degeneration

The macula (part of the eye controlling central vision) breaks down, blood vessels can grow and cause leakage in the macula.

Chart Showing a Healthy Eye Compared With One With a Degenerated Macula

What are the Symptoms

  • Loss of central vision
  • Distorted lines and edges

What are the Risk Factors?

  • Age
  • Family history
  • High blood pressure
  • Smoking

What is the Treatment?

  • Nutritional supplements (vitamins, minerals) may slow progression
  • Laser therapy to seal leaking blood vessels
  • Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) uses injected medicine activated by laser to destroy abnormal blood vessels without damaging the retina
  • Anti-VEGF medicine is injected into the eye to block the signal that causes abnormal blood vessel growth

Contact Us

Morristown Eye Consultants
261 James Street
Suite 3E
Morristown, NJ 07960

973-984-3937 Morristown Eye Consultants

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