Treatment for Macular Degeneration
in Cumberland, MD
Taking Care of Your Eyes as You Age
As you age, you become more susceptible to eye disease and other problems. Protect your vision with regular visits to a knowledgeable ophthalmologist. At Queen City Ophthalmology, Dr. VanBrakle and her staff provide comprehensive eye care, including exams to diagnose eye problems such as age-related macular degeneration. If you suspect you may have macular degeneration, it is important that you schedule an appointment with your ophthalmologist immediately. At your appointment, we can work on saving your vision and preventing further vision loss.
To schedule a comprehensive eye exam or to discuss your macular degeneration with Dr. VanBrakle, contact Queen City Ophthalmology. We offer convenient eye care to residents of Cumberland, MD, and the surrounding areas. Give us a call today: (301) 722-2050.
How to Tell if You May Have Macular Degeneration
You should always talk with your ophthalmologist to discuss your individual risk for macular degeneration. In its early stages, the disease may not manifest any symptoms and may go unrecognized unless diagnosed early on by a professional. Some of the more common symptoms of macular degeneration can include blurred vision, dim spots in the middle of your vision, decreased ability to read fine print or drive, changed color perception, and more. Has your vision recently changed to include one or more of these symptoms?
Visit Dr. Wendye VanBrakle and her staff at Queen City Ophthalmology can provide testing to diagnose your macular degeneration and then recommend treatments to save your vision.
Macular Degeneration Treatment Options
At this current time, there is no known cure for macular degeneration. We can treat macular degeneration with medications or with laser surgery. There are also injections that can slow vision loss and potentially improve eyesight. Regardless of which type of macular degeneration you have, part of treatment is assisting you in coping with some amount of vision loss.
Because macular degeneration is irreversible, it is important that you visit Queen City Ophthalmology regularly to prevent vision loss. Dr. VanBrakle can work with you to determine the best treatment options and help manage your disease.