Macular Degeneration Exams
Macular degeneration is the breakdown of the macula, which is the area of the retina responsible for your fine, detailed central sight. This is typically a disease related to aging, but it also has many lifestyle risk factors. If we ever detected changes in your macula, we would get an ultrasound of that part of the eye, and also test how well it is functioning with a visual field test. Anything that keeps you young and healthy keeps your eyes young and healthy! To keep your risks down for macular degeneration, make sure you don't smoke, are eating your dark leafy green veggies, and use great sun protection! For extra preventive measures we offer Macuhealth that contains the supplements needed to maintain a healthy macula and help slow down those aging changes.