What is Macular Degeneration?

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Have you heard the term Macular Degeneration and wondered what it means?  You are not alone.  One of the most asked questions I get is exactly that: “What is Macular Degeneration?”  Most Macular Degeneration starts later in life and can be broken down into two types (Wet and Dry).  Early signs can often be caught in a routine eye exam that includes Retinal Photography and/or Dilated Fundus examination.  It is important to note that a person may not have any symptoms in the early stages and it can only be detected by your Optometrist or Ophthalmologist.  Once detected, further testing is done to determine the appropriate course of treatment.  If left untreated Macular Degeneration can lead to loss of central vision and make daily living tasks and recognition of faces very difficult.  Book your exam today to have your eye health evaluated!  You never know what is going on inside your eyes until you have someone look!