Macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in the United States. It affects the center of your field of vision, making it hard to see shapes and colors. While there is no cure for macular degeneration, treatments are available to help you maintain your vision. If you are experiencing any symptoms of macular degeneration, be sure to see your eye doctor right away. Early detection and treatment are essential in preserving your vision.
Visit Dr. Trevino and our team at Vision Source Castle Hills. We provide quality eye care services for our patients in San Antonio, Castle Hills, and the surrounding communities. We will conduct a comprehensive eye exam to determine if you have this condition and treat it appropriately if needed.
What is Macular Degeneration?
With macular degeneration, the patient loses their central vision due to damage of the macula, which is a part of the retina. The macula is responsible for your central vision, which you use to see details and colors. The peripheral vision remains unaffected by this disease.
Symptoms of Macular Degeneration
Some common symptoms of macular degeneration include:
- Blurry vision
- Difficulty seeing details
- Distorted vision
- Colors appearing faded
- Seeing a blank spot in the center of your field of view
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, be sure to see your eye doctor right away. As we mentioned earlier, the earlier this condition is detected, the better the chances are for preserving your vision.
Treatment for Macular Degeneration
This condition does not have a cure. There are, however, treatments available to help you maintain your vision. The treatment options depend on the type of macular degeneration that is affecting your vision.
For wet macular degeneration, your eye doctor may prescribe medication to stop the new blood vessels from growing or to dissolve them. Laser surgery or injections may also be used to treat this type of macular degeneration.
For dry macular degeneration, your eye doctor may prescribe supplements such as vitamin A, C, and E, lutein, and zeaxanthin. We may also suggest you take part in a low-vision rehabilitation program to help you make the most of your remaining vision.
Visit Vision Source Castle Hills for Macular Degeneration Treatment
If you have been experiencing the signs and symptoms of macular degeneration, be sure to visit Vision Source Castle Hills. Dr. Trevino will conduct a comprehensive eye exam to determine if you have the condition and if so, will prescribe an appropriate treatment. We serve the residents of Castle Hills, San Antonio, and the surrounding communities. Call our team today at (210) 341-5774 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.