Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD) is the degeneration of the macula and is one of the leading causes of severe vision loss in the elderly. While it rarely leads to total blindness because it only affects the central vision and not peripheral vision, it will deteriorate the macula over time. Vision becomes blurred and distorted, straight lines seem wavy or crooked and a dark empty area often appears in the center of sight.
There is no way to restore vision that has been damaged by ARMD, however regular medical eye exams, low vision aids and laser therapy can help the patient maintain an active lifestyle.
We encourage you to schedule a yearly medical eye examination. Contact our office to schedule an appointment.