Category Archives: Macular Degeneration Treatment

Types and Causes of Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is an eye disease that causes the loss of central vision, making activities like reading, driving, and recognizing faces extremely challenging. If distorted sight or dark, blurry areas in your focal viewpoint are compromising your independence and quality of life, understand you are not alone. Nearly 20 million Americans have some form of macular degeneration. Learning… Read More »

Macular Degeneration

What Is Macular Degeneration and How Can It Affect Me?

Macular degeneration is an eye disease that targets the macular part of your eye. It is most common in older people and is a progressive disease with no cure. However, early detection and treatment can significantly slow progression and provide a higher quality of life. Let’s explore what macular degeneration is and how it affects people. Understanding… Read More »

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AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month: What Is It?

This month is AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month, which aims to raise awareness about age-related macular degeneration. AMD is more common in adults over 50. This degenerative eye disease causes central vision loss. Despite AMD’s inability to be cured, some treatments can slow its progression. This month, you can learn more about AMD and how to… Read More »

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Vabysmo: The Latest Injectable Treatment for Macular Degeneration

There is a new injectable drug treating both types of macular degeneration offering a more flexible dosing regimen than present medications. Vabysmo has recently been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This is a new and effective treatment for macular degeneration, an eye disease causing vision loss. Living with Macular Degeneration Macular degeneration… Read More »

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A Hole in the Macula

The central portion of your retina is known as the macula. Most people are familiar with one very serious condition that can rob the person of their central vision, macular degeneration. But a less well-known condition comes when a person develops a hole in their macula. At Central Valley Eye Medical Group, our board-certified ophthalmologists… Read More »

Managing Macular Degeneration

Our eyes, though indispensable, are also very fragile. A single condition left untreated can lead to permanent vision loss. Funny thing about eye exams and the general public, though — most people worry more about the timing of oil changes in their cars than about having any sort of regular eye exams. That’s a bad… Read More »

The Scary Facts About Macular Degeneration

Since October is the scariest of months, in this month’s two blogs, let’s get into one of the scarier eye conditions, macular degeneration. Macular degeneration is an eye disease that robs you of your central vision. It’s particularly prevalent in older people, where macular degeneration is the leading cause of severe vision loss in people… Read More »

How Do You Know If You Have Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is a nasty eye disease that robs the central vision, particularly in older people. Age-related macular degeneration is the deterioration of the macula, which is the small central area of the retina of the eye that controls our visual acuity. We need a healthy macula to read, recognize faces, drive, watch TV, use… Read More »

Macular Degeneration, the Unknown Vision Stealer

Most people have never heard of the macula, much less macular degeneration. But this disease is the leading cause of severe vision loss in people over the age of 60. Macular degeneration, as the name implies, is the deterioration of the macula, the central portion of the retina. The retina is the light-sensing nerve tissue… Read More »

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Fending off Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is a disease of the macula, an area of the retina at the back of the eye that is responsible for fine detail vision. Macular degeneration occurs gradually and often affects the central vision first. At Central Valley Eye we have a variety of treatment options for macular degeneration, but there are numerous… Read More »


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