Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of irreversible vision loss among elderly people, who slowly lose their central vision. In time, a person with macular degeneration may find it difficult or impossible to read, drive or recognize familiar faces. Though currently there is no cure for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), it appears there are a number of things you can do to reduce your risk of getting the disease and experiencing AMD-related vision loss.
At West Michigan Eyecare, we utilize the latest in Dark Adaptation Technology in order to diagnose Early Macular Degeneration. Dark adaptation is the ability of our eyes to adjust from light to darkness. Research shows that this function is compromised from the earliest stages of AMD and impairment increases as the disease progresses. In fact, impaired dark adaptation indicates the presence of AMD at least three years before drusen are visible. Schedule your appointment today