Macular Degeneration refers to a loss of central vision due to the death or injury to the cells in the macula, the oval yellow spot near the retina. Macular degeneration usually occurs in older patients (65 and older) and is the major cause of blindness in adults.
Symptoms of Macular Degeneration may appear slowly, or the patient may suddenly have a painless loss of vision. Regular thorough eye exams are important and may detect macular degeneration early before the diseases causes a loss of vision.
If you have any symptoms of Macular Degeneration, or are over the age of 60, please schedule regular appointments with Dr. Mutyala to check your eye health. Dr. Mutyala and his staff will examine your eyes to check for signs and discuss the outcome with you. Schedule your appointments with Weston Laser & Vision Institute at one of our convenient locations today!