Age-Related Macular Degeneration, or ARMD, is the leading cause of irreversible vision loss in adults over the age of 60. A progressive disease that attacks the central portion of the retina, macular degeneration rarely causes complete blindness, but can severely impair or inhibit many day to day functions such as driving, reading, or watching television.
Many patients with dry macular degeneration may benefit from special eye vitamins, while others with wet macular degeneration may need medication to reduce abnormal blood vessel formation in the back of the eye. At Athens Eye, we perform the most thorough exams and use the latest digital retinal photography and retinal imaging to diagnose macular degeneration as early as possible. Preventive care and treatment is immediately employed to maximize your visual potential.