Understanding Macular Degeneration 

AMD, age-related macular degeneration, is the most common cause of vision loss and is considered incurable. It is caused by the weakening of the central portion of the retina. When the macular works properly, it shows you detailed images at the center of your field of vision. When the cells begin to deteriorate, the images aren’t received correctly. It is essential to get an eye exam from our optometrists at Carlson-Tillisch Eye Clinic, especially if you have risk factors for the disease. We can help you at our Mankato or New Ulm locations.

Types of Macular Degeneration

There are two different types of macular degeneration, wet and dry. The most common cases are dry macular degeneration. There is a form of macular degeneration found in younger people called Stargardt disease that is caused by a recessive gene.

Who Is at Risk for Macular Degeneration?

Although anyone can develop macular degeneration, there are risk factors that can increase your chances of getting it. This condition is most common in people over 50-years-old. Studies have shown that macular degeneration runs in families. If one of your parents has the disease, there is a higher chance of you getting it as well. Macular degeneration is most common in Caucasians. Studies have also shown that overweight or obese people have a higher chance of getting macular degeneration. Smoking cigarettes or being exposed to second-hand smoke can increase your chances of getting macular degeneration.

Stages of Macular Degeneration

There are three different stages of macular degeneration. Most people don’t begin to experience vision loss during this early stage. It’s essential to have regular eye exams to diagnose this. There can be some vision loss in the intermediate stage but not many other noticeable symptoms. In the late stage, vision loss will become very apparent.

Contact Us to See How Our Eye Doctors Can Help in Mankato or New Ulm

The key to success in dealing with macular degeneration is early detection. Carlson-Tillisch Eye Clinic offers optometry services needed to detect macular degeneration and other vision disorders. Schedule an appointment with our optometrists in Mankato or New Ulm to help you improve your vision.

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