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Macular Degeneration

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What Is Macular Degeneration?

Macular degeneration, also called AMD or age-related macular degeneration, occurs when the macula — the central portion of the retina — begins to wear down, causing central vision loss.

People who suffer from AMD tend to lose their “straight ahead” vision, making it difficult to read, drive, and recognize faces. 

Total vision loss is unlikely, as there's typically enough peripheral vision to allow for other activities of daily life. 

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Types of Macular Degeneration:

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  • Dry AMD: small deposits called drusen damage retinal nerve cells and reduce vision
  • Wet AMD: new blood vessels form that leak and release fluid that harms the macula. This is a more severe form of AMD that can more quickly cause vision loss.

Don’t Let AMD Rob You of Your Sight

An estimated 196 million people are living with macular degeneration worldwide. Although those affected by it rarely lose all their vision, the vast majority suffer from some degree of vision loss. 

While there is currently no cure for AMD, there are certain treatments that can slow its progression — and low vision aids that can increase independent functioning.

If you think you're at risk or are experiencing symptoms, contact Crown Vision Center - Loughborough today. We can diagnose and help treat the disease.


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Risk Factors for AMD

  • Aged 50+

    The onset of AMD usually happens over the age of 50 and increases substantially with time. For instance, a 2% risk at age 55 can turn into a 30% risk by age 75.

  • Lifestyle factors

    Smoking or eating a diet high in saturated fat can increase your risk of AMD. Furthermore, these habits increase the risk of high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease–two additional risk factors for AMD.

  • Obesity

    Research shows that people with a BMI of over 30 double their chances of developing AMD.

  • Family History

    If you have a close relative with AMD, you have a higher risk of developing this eye condition.


How to Stop the Progression of Macular Degeneration

While there isn’t yet a cure for AMD or an effective way of reversing vision loss that has already occurred, you can take certain steps and adopt new habits to slow the progression of the disease.

Furthermore, certain treatments can slow its progression and low vision aids that can increase independent functioning.

Talk to us about how you can slow the progression of the disease and avoid vision loss by contacting Crown Vision Center - Loughborough today. 

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Fast service and I didn't have to wait weeks to get my new glasses.
- Nov. 13, 2023
Great experience. Everybody was helpful and professional.
- Oct. 22, 2023
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- Oct. 18, 2023
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- Aug. 11, 2023
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- Aug. 01, 2023
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- Jul. 26, 2023
Great experience with this location, friendly staff and doctor, explained everything to me as we did... pre-test and the eye exam, staff worked with me to find new glasses, explained my options in regards to new lenses available. I left completely satisfied with my experience and the price for new pair of glasses. Would recommend to others.
- Jun. 12, 2023
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- May. 11, 2023
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- May. 01, 2023
The previous doctor I had (from the chippewa location that is no longer open) had given me an incorr... ect prescription for my contacts. They weren’t comfortable after a little while of wearing them and I couldn’t understand why. After speaking with Dr. Resuli and her explaining to me why my original fit was uncomfortable. She got me in contacts that have uv protection and are astigmatism correcting plus they fit the shape of my eyes. I don’t feel them and I actually prefer to wear them instead of my glasses now. Thank you !
- Apr. 13, 2023
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- Mar. 29, 2023
Great experience. Was able to get an appointment for a medical eye exam same day! Set up my appointm... ent online, and was able to fill out my medical info online before heading to their location. One of the few places in town that I found would take me without insurance & didn't have a several week or month waiting list. The staff at the front desk were super kind and helpful. Dr. Eneida was great & very patient with me as I asked a bunch of questions. They gave me the option of having my prescription printed out or to buy frames in store.
- Mar. 27, 2023
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- Feb. 23, 2023
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- Feb. 07, 2023
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- Dec. 16, 2022
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Macular Degeneration FAQs

What are the first signs of AMD?

You may have AMD and not know it. Typically, symptoms may not develop until the advanced stage of the eye disease.

First signs of AMD may include: 

  • Blurred vision
  • Blind spots or dark spots
  • Straight lines appearing distorted or wavy
  • Faded colors 

 For early detection and better outcomes, it's important to undergo regular eye exams at our eye clinic, especially if you have a family history of AMD or other risk factors. 

How common is macular degeneration?

Statistics indicate that 8.7% of the world population has macular degeneration. The rate of AMD is expected to increase from 196 million in 2022 to 288 million by 2040.

What is the best treatment for macular degeneration?

Currently, the most common treatment for wet AMD is the injection of medications called anti-VEGF agents. High levels of VEGF in the eye increase the formation of abnormal blood vessels that cause much of the damage in wet AMD.


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