Scientists Try to Reverse Macular Degeneration

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Eye surgeons and scientists in London have performed a procedure on a patient aiming to cure her blindness, which was caused by age-related macular degeneration. If the procedure is successful, it could possibly lead to a cure for macular degeneration-related blindness in the future.

As the leading cause of blindness for older Americans (over the age of 55), macular degeneration adversely affects over 3 million Americans per year. The disease negatively impacts their lifestyle and their ability to care for themselves, both of which older Americans are already more likely to have difficulties with. It's important to recognize the signs of macular degeneration and go to an ophthalmologist as soon as possible.

Symptoms of macular degeneration may include:

  • Shadowy areas in the center of your vision
  • Unusually distorted or "fuzzy" vision
  • Straight lines look wavy or blurred
  • Things look bigger in one eye than the other
  • Seeing different colors in each eye

If you suspect that you may have macular degeneration, you should visit your Philadelphia eye doctor at Seeta Eye Care Centers immediately. Ophthalmologists and optometrists have tests that can detect macular degeneration quite easily, and while no cure has been confirmed by the London scientists yet, the condition can be managed with some success.

To set up an appointment with Seeta Eye Care Centers, contact us through this website, or by calling 845-454-1025 . We serve the communities in and around Highland, Poughkeepsie, Yorktown, and Carmel.