Skip to main content

We’re located in the Concorde Shopping center
– same center as the Omelettry.

Call or Text 512-458-3348
Schedule An Eye Exam
Home » Your Eye Health » Eye Diseases » Macular Degeneration » Treatment of Macular Degeneration

Treatment of Macular Degeneration

How is macular degeneration treated?

There are no FDA-approved treatments for dry macular degeneration, although nutritional intervention may be valuable in preventing its progression to the more advanced, wet form.

For wet macular degeneration, there are several FDA-approved drugs aimed at stopping abnormal blood vessel growth and vision loss from the disease. In some cases, laser treatment of the retina may be recommended. Ask your eye doctor for details about the latest treatment options for wet macular degeneration.

Testing and low vision devices

Although much progress has been made recently in macular degeneration treatment research, complete recovery of vision related vision loss is probably is unlikely. Your eye doctor may ask you to check your vision regularly with an Amsler grid – a small chart of thin black lines arranged in a grid pattern. Macular degeneration causes the line on the grid to appear wavy, distorted or broken. Viewing the Amsler grid separately with each eye helps you monitor your vision loss.

If you have already suffered vision loss from macular degeneration, low vision devices including high magnification reading glasses and hand-held telescopes may help you achieve better vision than regular prescription eyewear.

 

Am I a candidate for contact lenses?

Contact lenses are an ideal correction option for just about everyone. Modern contact lens materials are much more comfortable than in years past, so you can wear them all day long, or just while exercising or working. Contact lenses may be right for you if you:

Order button

 

 


How often do I need a contact lens exam?

It’s important to schedule a contact lens exam once a year to keep your prescription up-to-date and to check for signs of eye disease. You may need more frequent contact lens exams if you have certain health issues, such as diabetes, that increase your risk of vision loss and eye problems.

Click on the online scheduling tool to book your contact lens exam.

Sbutton

You can also call or TEXT US!