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Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration

Welcome to Sierra Eye Medical Group, where we specialize in the diagnosis and management of macular degeneration. Our dedicated team is here to provide comprehensive care and support to individuals affected by this sight-threatening condition.

Understanding Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration, also known as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is a progressive eye disease that affects the macula, the central part of the retina responsible for sharp, central vision. As the leading cause of vision loss in adults over the age of 50, early detection and intervention are essential for preserving vision and maintaining quality of life.

The Importance of Early Detection

Early detection of macular degeneration is critical for initiating timely treatment and minimizing vision loss. At Sierra Eye Group, we recommend regular eye exams, especially for individuals over the age of 50 or those with a family history of macular degeneration. Detecting signs of macular degeneration in its early stages allows for the implementation of preventive measures and appropriate management strategies.

What to Expect During Your Macular Degeneration Evaluation

During your macular degeneration evaluation at Sierra Eye Group, our experienced eye care professionals will perform a comprehensive assessment to evaluate the health of your macula and identify any signs of macular degeneration. This evaluation may include:

Visual Acuity Testing

Assessing your central vision to determine any changes or deficits.

Amsler Grid Test

Monitoring your central vision for distortions or changes that may indicate macular degeneration.

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

This imaging test provides detailed images of the macula, allowing us to assess the thickness and integrity of the retinal layers.

Fluorescein Angiography

A diagnostic procedure used to evaluate the blood vessels in the retina and detect any abnormalities or leakage associated with macular degeneration.

Personalized Treatment and Management

If macular degeneration is diagnosed, our team will develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs and stage of the disease. Treatment options may include:

Lifestyle Modifications

Implementing changes such as quitting smoking, maintaining a healthy diet rich in antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids, and protecting your eyes from UV exposure can help slow the progression of macular degeneration.

Intravitreal Injections

Anti-VEGF medications injected into the eye can help reduce abnormal blood vessel growth and leakage associated with wet macular degeneration.

Photodynamic Therapy

This treatment involves injecting a light-sensitive drug into the bloodstream, which is then activated by a laser to destroy abnormal blood vessels in the retina.

Empowering You to Preserve Your Vision

At Sierra Eye Medical Group, we understand the impact that macular degeneration can have on your life. That’s why we’re dedicated to providing compassionate care, education, and support to help you navigate this journey and preserve your central vision.

Schedule Your Macular Degeneration Evaluation Today

Don’t let macular degeneration steal your sight—schedule your evaluation with Sierra Eye Medical Group today. Together, we can work towards preserving your central vision and enhancing your quality of life.


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2830 W. Main St.
Visalia, CA 93291

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