More than 200,000 patients are diagnosed with macular degeneration each year. While age-related macular degeneration cannot be cured it can be slowed with proper eye care treatment. Macular degeneration results in a degeneration or breakdown of your loss of vision. You can suffer from dry macular degeneration, which causes the center of your retina to be destroyed. If you have wet macular degeneration your blood vessels will leak and grow underneath your retina. Only one in 10 are diagnosed with wet macular degeneration, thankfully since this is the more serious form of degeneration. Both of these conditions are noted as having a symptom of blurred vision. However, the only way to determine if you have macular degeneration is by getting regular eye exams by your ophthalmologist.
Dr. Narain of South Bay Retina is a vitreoretinal specialist who is an expert in treating macular degeneration. Thanks to his extensive training and first-hand experience with working with patients suffering from various stages and types of macular degeneration, Dr. Narain is highly recommended for patients who have this destructive eye disease. In fact, South Bay Retina is one of the first ophthalmology practices to provide MACUGEN. This procedure features an intravitreal drug called Visudyne that is injected into your bloodstream. It’s a light-activated drug that corrects abnormal vessels in the retina. We also use photodynamic therapy and thermal laser therapy to treat age-related macular degeneration here at South Bay Retina.
If you are suffering from macular degeneration you will need to seek specialist care for your eyes as soon as possible. Start with a comprehensive eye exam from your South Bay, CA ophthalmologist. Depending on the diagnosis you may be referred to a retinal specialist at South Bay Retina. Dr. Narain is your leading vitreoretinal specialist offering patients treatment for macular degeneration. Contact our office today to find out how to get a referral for treatment at South Bay Retina. We look forward to working with you in treating your age-related macular degeneration.