Many who seek care for cloudy vision discover that they have cataracts and worry that they have a unique condition or a disease.
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Macular Degeneration is a deterioration of the central part of the retina known as the macula. The macula is responsible for detailed central vision, allowing us to read small print and to see at far distances. The causes of macular degeneration are many and include advancing age (>50 years old), genetics, smoking , hypertension and abnormal cholesterol levels.
Dr. Daniel W. Chin, MD
Dr. Chin is a board certified Ophthalmic Surgeon with over 25 years of experience.
Patients with macular degeneration may develop blurriness, distorted vision, blind spots and if advanced complete loss of central vision.
Diabetes damages the blood vessels in the retina causing the vessels to leak fluid and blood, and in severe cases to close off completely. This results in swelling of the retina, loss of blood flow to the retina and blurred vision. In some cases abnormal blood vessels may grow on the surface of the retina Continue Reading
Yearly eye examinations are an important part of preventive health care. Many ocular health and vision problems have no obvious signs or symptoms, and several of these conditions can have serious systemic associations. This is why early detection and prompt treatment of many types of eye diseases is essential. Your comprehensive eye examination will start Continue Reading