Health experts recommend regular eye exams to ensure clear vision and to detect common eye diseases in the early stages, so the treatment that can save vision can be immediately begun. Eye diseases like macular degeneration are progressive. That means they worsen over time. Early treatment can help to slow or even stop the progress of eye diseases. Regular eye exams are critical to preventing these eye problems that can rob you of your vision in later years. If you are wondering how to find a responsive eye care professional near me, look to RevolutionEYES for all your vision needs.

Understanding Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration is a disorder that affects the retina at the back of the eyes. The “macula” is a small structure at the center of the retina that helps in focusing the central vision for recognizing faces, seeing fine details, driving and other activities. In some people, aging causes deterioration of the macula, causing wavy or blurry vision and, ultimately, loss of central vision. There are two types of macular degeneration, the “dry” form and the “wet form.” Up to 90% of AMD is the dry form, in which small deposits called “drusen” are formed that inhibit vision. In the more serious “wet” form, abnormal blood vessels develop under the macula and begin to leak blood or fluid, which cause the destruction of normal vision. These conditions can be treated to slow the loss of vision.

Treatments for Macular Degeneration

Your Carmel optometrist can advise you on the treatment of macular degeneration. Currently, there is no specific treatment for the dry form of AMD. However, some evidence indicates that the use of certain supplements can help to slow the progression of the disease. Lutein, zeaxanthin, vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc, and copper are used for this purpose. Treatment of the wet form of AMD involves the injection of certain medications to control leaking of blood and fluid, as well as laser treatment of affected blood vessels. In some cases, surgery is needed to remove the damaged blood vessels to prevent further deterioration of vision.

Let RevolutionEYES Be Your Eye Doctor in Carmel and Fishers, Indiana

Dr. Ciano has provided professional eye care for decades and is renowned for his work with patients and with the community. His associate optometrists and staff are committed to providing quality vision services, along with superior customer service in Carmel, Fishers, Westfield, Noblesville and surrounding areas. They do their utmost to provide everyday eye care to the public, along with professional diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases, such as glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. Call our Carmel office at (317) 844-2020 or our Fishers office at (317) 790-2015 for an appointment to have your eyes checked for macular degeneration and other eye diseases that can threaten your vision.