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Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Macular degeneration is a chronic eye condition that involves the loss of central vision. Also known as Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD or ARMD), the condition typically affects individuals over the age of 50 and is the leading cause of vision in people aged 55 years and older in the United States.

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The experienced specialists at OMNI are specially trained in detecting changes in your eyesight even before you may notice a problem with your vision. Through advanced diagnostic techniques, our team of physicians has your best eye health in mind and will work closely with you in diagnosing and treating your macular degeneration.

What Causes Age Related Macular Degeneration?

In macular degeneration, the central part of the retina, also known as the macula, deteriorates, causing loss of central vision. The macula is the part of the retina that allows us to see color and detail. The loss of central vision affects many daily activities including reading, driving and watching TV.

Symptoms of ARMD

In most cases, symptoms of Age Related Macular Degeneration include:

  • Blurriness
  • Wavy lines
  • Blind spots

Development of ARMD symptoms are usually characterized by shadowy or fuzzy areas in your central vision or distorted vision. In most cases, the disease affects both eyes and progresses very slowly. It is important to point out that macular degeneration does not lead to total blindness as peripheral vision is unaffected.

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