Treatment Options for Age-Related Macular Degeneration


Referring doctors and patients alike have come to regard Lehigh Eye Specialists as the best choice for treatment of age-related macular degeneration in the Lehigh Valley. 

What is Age-Related Macular Degeneration?

Age-related macular degeneration is caused by the deterioration of the macula–a small area in the center of the retina in the back of the eye. The macula lets you see small details and focus on very specific aspects of what you’re looking at. In some people, the macula’s ability to perform this function deteriorates with age. This is called age-related macular degeneration. It is a common eye disorder, affecting around 11 million Americans.

Macular degeneration causes central vision loss, referring to what a person is able to see in front of them when looking straight ahead.

Symptoms of Macular Degeneration

Common symptoms of macular degeneration include:

  • a reduction in central vision
  • blurriness
  • trouble recognizing faces
  • difficulty reading

Other symptoms include distortion of straight lines in a person’s field of vision, and difficulty adapting to low lighting.

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Diagnosis & Treatment of Macular Degeneration

We are available for the diagnosis and treatment of age-related macular degeneration. There are a number of methods of diagnosing this condition such as multi-modal fundus imaging,  Fluorescein angiography (FA), Indocyanine green angiography (ICG-A), Optical coherence tomography (OCT), and Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography (OCT-A).

While there is currently no cure available, there are a number of options to slow the progression of macular degeneration. Progression-slowing treatments include anti-vascular endothelial growth factor drugs, laser photocoagulation, complement-inhibitor therapy, photodynamic therapy, and also surgery.


Why Choose Lehigh Eye Specialists?

We are doctors’ best referral option in the Lehigh Valley for diagnosis and effective treatment of age-related macular degeneration. Our team comprises three fellowship-trained ophthalmologists, a residency-trained optometrist, and the most attentive and caring staff. For treatment of macular degeneration, trust your eye care to the specialists at Lehigh Eye. 

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About Lehigh Eye Specialists

Lehigh Eye Specialists is an industry leader in providing diagnoses and surgery for retinal diseases and conditions. Our retina specialist, Dr. Kazahaya, and his associates provide clients with unparalleled care.

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