Macular Degeneration


Macular degeneration leads to damage of the macula.

The macula is the small, central part of the retina that

allows your central vision to be clear and sharp. Age-related macular degeneration is a condition that damages the central vision, while the peripheral vision remains intact.  It is a
leading cause of vision loss among those over 50 years old.


Risk factors for the development of macular degeneration include a family history of the condition and smoking.  Symptoms of macular degeneration include:  gradual vision loss, distorted
of blurry vision and a dark spot or “blind spot” appearing in the center of the vision.


There are two forms of ARMD: dry (non-neovascular) and wet (neovascular/exudative). The dry, much more common, form is

a gradual change beneath the retina, causing slow vision loss.  The wet form, occurring in about 10-15% of people with ARMD,
is much more severe and likely to cause significant vision loss.


If Dr. Kalyani detects changes from macular degeneration, he will discuss with you various treatment options.

Conditions that Kalyani Eye Care treats include:

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