Have you noticed the lines that you see on the road signs or the piece of paper in front of you becoming distorted? If you are experiencing this strange phenomena, it is more than your eyes being tired, but one of the first symptoms of macular degeneration. If you are experiencing this symptom or others, such as darkened areas of your vision that may also appear to be foggy or whited-out in the middle of your field of sight, you should not delay to contact your Mendham eye doctor. Our team at the offices of Somerset Hills Eye Care Center our fully licensed and professionally trained experts in the treatment of all types of macular degeneration to preserve your sight.
Macular degeneration occurs in the eyes of those diagnosed with the illness in two different forms. Dry form of macular degeneration occurs when deposits which are often yellow in color, known as drusen, develop within the macula of your eye. The macula is center of your retina, and is responsible for much of the work that occurs within your eye to see, making it one of the most important aspects of the organ responsible for your vision. Dry macular degeneration develops causes these drusen to grown in size, making your vision distort and causing your sight to dim. Without treatment from your local Mendham eye doctor these conditions can advance into much more serious stages which causes tissue death of the macula itself, creating blind spots in the center of your vision, and in the worst case scenario can cause total loss of central vision.
Wet form of macular degeneration happens to the eyes when an abnormal growth of blood vessels occurs beneath the macula of the retina, a process known as choroidal neovascularization. These blood vessels then cause further problems by leaking blood and fluid into the retina, distorting vision which causes straight lines in your vision to become waves, and even blind spots on your central vision. Without treatment from your professional Mendham eye doctor choroidal neovascularization can lead to permanent loss of central vision.
Your risk of developing macular degeneration increases if you have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, have obesity, are female, have a pale color to your eyes, are over the age of sixty, or have a family history of this debilitating disease. If you are exhibiting any symptoms of this disease, do not hesitate to visit your trusted Mendham eye doctor to properly diagnose and treat macular degeneration before it can damage your sight. At the offices of Somerset Hills Eye Care Center our experts in ophthalmology have been proudly caring for your local community with personal and professional optical health care for over thirty years. Our experience and dedicate to advanced care techniques are exactly what our patients can rely on to keep their vision strong and clear.