Macular degeneration is an age related condition which affects elderly adults and has a higher risk with increasing age. It affects both eyes eventually though the rate at which it affects both eyes can vary. The exact reason for why this degeneration occurs is still not understood clearly. Experienced and skilled team of ophthalmologists at Euromedic Healthcare understand that certain environmental and hereditary factors seem to play a role in its causation. A family history of macular degeneration along with advancing age seem to increase its risk.
Symptoms of macular degeneration are not so visible in the beginning unless both eyes are affected. One of the initial symptoms includes distortion of straight lines along with loss of central vision. Dark, black spots may appear in your centre field of vision. Types of macular degeneration Two types of macular degeneration are known:
Treatments for macular degeneration There is no known cure for macular degeneration. Aim of therapy is mainly to slow down progression of the disease. Early stages of this condition show no symptoms other than deposits underneath the retina on examination. One must quit smoking as it tends to aggravate the condition. Advanced cases with total central vision loss can go for vision rehabilitation in order to be able to do daily tasks. Our panel of experienced doctors at Euromedic Healthcare provides suitable, individualized treatment plans according to the stage of degeneration. Magnifying glasses can also be used for improving vision. Injections are also available for the wet type of macular degeneration. A recent breakthrough in treatment of macular degeneration is usage of human embryonic and autologous stem cells of retinal support cells for improving vision. Studies are still in early stages, which suggest injecting these cells into the space behind the retina. Our expert team at Euromedic Healthcare is constantly working on these latest therapies, which seem quite feasible and promising. However, early detection is most vital to save rapid deterioration of vision.