Have you been diagnosed with dry AMD? Here are some tips on how to manage your condition and prevent further vision loss.
The retina is a thin layer of tissue inside the back wall of your eye that contains millions of light sensitive cells, and other nerve cells, that receive and organize visual information. Your retina sends this information to your brain through your optic nerve, allowing you to see.
Retinal diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration can therefore significantly affect your sight, and while these diseases can vary widely, they share some common signs and symptoms, including:
Often, these diseases do not present any symptoms in their early stages, which is why it’s so important to visit your Calgary optometrist regularly, as they can detect such symptoms during an eye exam and provide early diagnosis and management to prevent further vision loss.
At our Calgary eye clinic, our team of highly trained optometrists can perform comprehensive eye exams and other tests to diagnose any retinal disease early on and provide treatment options to protect your ocular health and prevent any vision loss.
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If you have been diagnosed with dry age-related macular degeneration, you need to manage and monitor the disease to prevent any vision loss. Here are some simple steps that can help you stay on top of your condition:
If dry AMD progresses to wet AMD, the earlier it is detected by your optometrist, the better the outcome for preserving your vision. With wet AMD, the focus now shifts to actively treating the condition, not just monitoring it.
Here are some of the ways you could treat and manage wet AMD:
Early detection of AMD is important because there are therapies that can delay or decrease the severity of the disease. At our Calgary eye clinic, our optometrists are highly trained in the diagnosis and management of this disease, and we can help protect your vision and improve your quality of life.
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