What is macular degeneration?
Macular degeneration is an eye disorder that negatively impacts the center of the retina called the macula. This condition can cause severe vision loss and is usually the result of old age. There are two types of macular degeneration: dry and wet. At Baton Rouge Eye Physicians, our seasoned ophthalmologists are highly trained in the diagnosis and treatment of both forms of macular degeneration. Regardless of the type, our team is here to help guide you through all your treatment options to slow down the disease and prevent further damage. Contact our office in Baton Rouge, LA to book an appointment today.
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Treatments for macular degeneration
Diagnosing macular degeneration is usually accomplished with a comprehensive eye exam and other tests that capture detailed images of the retina. Once a diagnosis has been confirmed, our team can review your treatment options. Depending on the type of macular degeneration, your therapy may include medication, laser surgery, low-vision rehabilitation, or a corrective lens implant. Each treatment has its benefits and limitations, but all are geared toward slowing down the progression of the disease. Early detection can also increase the success rate of treatment.
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Identifying macular degeneration as early as possible is key for preserving healthy vision. If you are over the age of 65, maintaining routine eye exams is highly encouraged. Call Baton Rouge Eye Physicians to set up an appointment if you have noticed changes in your vision or if it has been a while since your last checkup. Our office is centrally located in Baton Rouge, LA.