Macular Degeneration and Eye Care from Our Optometrist on Our Optometry Team
With age comes a lot of changes. We lose strength, flexibility, energy, and our vision in some cases as well. One of the eye conditions associated with getting older, age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, comes along slowly. We at Medina Eye Care in San Antonio, TX, and Castroville, TX, are here to help.
Many patients have no symptoms at all from AMD in the early stages. In fact, they may not even know they have the condition until an eye exam confirms it. This is one of the primary reasons people should get an eye exam at least once a year. An eye exam can expose different eye diseases that you might not have otherwise known that you had. What the eye exam exposes for AMD, however, is very small spots on the retina. The presence of spots like this may indicate AMD. Blurred vision is a common symptom of this eye disease.
Eye Care for Macular Degeneration
Antioxidant vitamins might be recommended by an optometrist for patients who have who are at risk for AMD. The vitamins might help slow down the progression of the disease and delay the loss of vision if you the AMD has progressed already.
Lifestyle changes can have a big impact on the speed at which AMD develops. Dietary changes are regularly recommended with a focus on vegetables and fish.
Our optometrist might recommend that you get anti-VEGF injections in order to help with the condition. These are injections made into the eye to help slow down the progression of the disease by hindering the growth of new blood vessels in the eye. They might even be able to help improve vision. Ask our optometrist if we can provide anti-VEGF injections for you.
Get Eye Care form Our Optometrist for an Eye Disease and Blurred Vision
We at Medina Eye Care provide support for your fight macular degeneration. We can provide assistance for patients as well as regular eye exams and monitoring of existing cases. Our optometry team can measure your AMD progression as well as evaluate symptoms like blurred vision and similar that comes with the eye disease. If you're experiencing macular degeneration in Castroville, TX, or San Antonio, TX, we can help. Call us to schedule an appointment. Call us at (830) 931-2328 for Castroville, TX, or (210) 225-4141 for San Antonio, TX. We are here to help you preserve your eye health.