Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a disease that causes deterioration of the macula – the central area of the retina – which is responsible for detailed central vision. AMD is the leading cause of blindness in adults over the age of 55 in North America.
While there is no cure, early detection and preventative measures can delay or reduce age-related vision loss.
Degeneration of the macula causes damage resulting in wavy, blurred or distorted central vision. Over time, the damaged area may increase in size and interfere with detailed tasks such as reading.
In the earliest stages of AMD, however, there are no symptoms. That’s why regular eye examinations for adults and seniors are strongly recommended. Even if you don’t notice any symptoms, Dr. Toor will be able to detect warning signs during your exam.
There currently is no cure for AMD. However, if caught early, there are some preventative measures that can help delay or reduce your vision loss.
Dr. Charn Toor draws on his experience in combination with the latest technology to take the best possible care of your eyes. For example, our high-tech fundus camera is used to visualize and photograph the fundus – the back interior lining of the eyeball, including the retina, optic disc, and macula.
Fundus photography is one of the most valuable tests Dr. Toor uses because of its ability to proactively detect and monitor serious eye conditions such as age-related macular degeneration.
Protect your eye health by requesting an eye examination today.
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