Macular degeneration (MD) is a breakdown of the retinal tissue responsible for central vision, the macula. If macular tissue is damaged, it cannot regenerate or heal. It is permanent damage to the central vision.
With MD, there can be blurred vision, distorted vision, or no symptoms at all. If a patient meets any risk criteria for AMD (history of smoking, family history of MD, poor overall health, heavy UV light exposure, etc) a screening is warranted.
An OCT laser scan shows the deep layer of retinal tissue where the damage occurs first. If caught early enough, Drs. Peck and Teed can ensure patients take the appropriate steps to maximize AMD prevention.