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Macular Degeneration in Sedalia, MO

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What Is Macular Degeneration?

Macular degeneration is a common eye condition that often comes with aging, which causes deterioration of the center of the retina (called the macula). This area, the macula, allows for central vision, which can affect a variety of aspects of normal eye function, including seeing directly in front of you. Age-related macular degeneration generally affects individuals over 50 years old. There are two types of age-related macular degeneration: wet (rapid progression) and dry (slow progression). Without care, macular degeneration has the capability to cause vision impairment and even vision loss. At Sedalia Eye Associates, we help Whiteman Air Force Base, Warsaw, and Otterville, MO individuals diagnose and treat macular degeneration as early as possible in order to avoid vision problems down the road. To schedule an appointment with one of our ocular specialists, contact our Sedalia or Warsaw, MO office today.

How Is Macular Degeneration Treated?

Your macular health can be evaluated during an eye exam. This is also where macular degeneration can be detected. Our team uses a number of best-in-class tests to diagnose macular degeneration. Some of these tests include:

  • Optical coherence tomography (OCT)
  • Pupil dilation
  • Macular grid

After one or more of these exams, we will have a better understanding of your condition and can create a treatment plan. There is no cure for macular degeneration; however, there are treatments available to reduce some of the symptoms.

Manage Progressive Eye Conditions

Identifying and treating macular degeneration as early as possible is vital in preserving your eyesight and ocular health in general. Routine eye exams at Sedalia Eye Associates are recommended for all individuals, but particularly for those who are at an increased risk for developing macular degeneration or age-related macular degeneration. We can diagnose, treat, and help you manage this condition in order to slow or prevent ocular health issues or vision loss. For more information or to schedule an eye exam, contact our Sedalia or Warsaw, MO office today.

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