Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common eye disease in patients over 50 that leads to loss of central vision.
Although there is currently no cure for the disease, our Leesburg, FL, specialists can help you slow down its progression.
How can you manage this disease and preserve your vision?
Our Ophthalmologists Offer
VARIOUS TYPES OF THERAPIES
Diet and Medication
Drs. Jeffrey A. Sheridan and Craig D. Fishman usually combine vitamins, supplements, and nutritional instructions that include Vitamin C, E, zinc, copper, and beta-carotene—nutrients that can slow down vision loss. In some cases, we may also recommend intra-ocular injectable drugs that prevent the development of new blood vessels and prevent further vision loss.
Minimally Invasive Laser Therapy
If you are diagnosed with wet macular degeneration, our eye care specialists can perform two types of laser therapy. The first type directly destroys abnormal blood vessels within the eye, while photodynamic laser therapy first requires the injection of a drug that is later activated by a laser.
Advanced Surgical Management
We also offer submuscular surgery and retinal translocation surgery, depending on where your abnormal blood vessels are located. Our doctors perform these advanced surgical therapies at our co-owned state-of-the-art ambulatory surgical center.
See how both "wet" and "dry" macular degeneration affect your eyes...
Are vitamins and supplements effective?
Research Findings Are Promising
*Based on the NEI Age-related Eye Disease Study