Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
in Bakersfield, CA
The Two Main Forms of AMD: Dry and Wet
AMD comes in two types: dry and wet. Dry AMD occurs when deposits made of fat and protein called drusen build up under the macula, thinning and damaging it, causing vision loss. With wet AMD, abnormal blood vessels develop under the macula and leak fluid into the retina, threatening your sight. While both kinds are serious and can cause vision loss, dry AMD forms over a longer period, whereas wet AMD gets more severe quickly and poses greater immediate risk to your eye health.
Signs and Progression of Macular Degeneration
Macular degeneration will continue to progress if it’s left unaddressed, and will cause significant vision loss. At first, you may not notice anything worrying about your vision, but our eye doctors can identify the early signs that may indicate the presence of AMD during a comprehensive eye exam. Symptoms of AMD include blurry central vision or blind spots, difficulty recognizing faces, straight lines having a wavy appearance, and more. It’s important to have your eyes regularly checked because by the time you notice these signs, the damage to your vision has already happened.
Detection and Management of Macular Degeneration
There is no “cure” for this condition, so the best macular degeneration treatment is to catch it early with a comprehensive eye exam to prevent damage to your vision. In our routine eye exams, we use advanced technology, like Optos retinal imaging, to give us a clear picture of how your inner eye’s structures are impacted by macular degeneration. Our attentive doctors can spot any abnormalities before you notice any symptoms, and will get you on track to manage your AMD with a detailed plan, while tracking your eye health at each visit.
Why Choose Li & Liao Optometry to For AMD Management?
At Li & Liao Optometry, we want to make sure you see your best for years to come, and we’ll personalize every aspect of your care to stay on top of your macular degeneration. As your partner in eye care, you’ll never have to wonder if we missed something or if your sight is in danger, because we’re with you every step of the way, with tailored guidance from compassionate experts.
We can’t wait to serve you and show you the Li & Liao Optometry difference when it comes to preserving your sight from AMD. Please fill out this form, and our team will be in touch to get you in as soon as possible!
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