Posts Tagged ‘ macular degeneration ’

Macular Degeneration-ForeSee Home

For patients with at least intermediate macular degeneration, new technology is available to assist in monitoring at-home. For years, the Amsler grid has been the standard of at-home monitoring. ForeSee Home has been shown to detect damage from macular degeneration sooner than the Amsler grid. Patients using ForeSee Home were able to maintain at least 20/40… Read More »


When to wear sunglasses

With the last few weeks of summer here, there is still ample time left to enjoy time outdoors. From visiting Cedar Point, to a relaxing walk at Mohican State Park, we spend hours enjoying sunny weather. As we would think to use sunscreen at the beach, on a hike, or spending the weekend doing yard work, sunglasses should also come to… Read More »


Have macular degeneration? Sunglasses are important!

One controllable risk factor for patients with macular degeneration is ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. UV light can be a destructive force for patients with chronic exposure to the sun. For patients with macular degeneration, maintaining retinal health is vital for slowing down progression of the disease. Sunglasses shield eyes from damaging UV radiation. Just as… Read More »


Have you been checking your grid??

At-home Amsler grid monitoring is an important part of managing age-related macular degeneration. Macular degeneration affects patients’ central vision over time. While most changes are gradual, some patients can experience rapid changes in vision. The damage that macular degeneration causes can be irreversible. This makes detection of any damage important so patients can receive care… Read More »


Macular pucker

Macular pucker is a condition where a thin, clear layer of cells grow across the retina. Patients who have macular pucker may not notice any change in their vision or may notice distortion or blurriness that gradually worsens.  Most cases of macular pucker only require observation, but in moderate to severe cases, surgery can be performed… Read More »


Supplements for Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration affects patients’ central vision.  Aside from injections, which help to slow changes with wet macular degeneration, no treatment exists to reverse changes due to macular degeneration. Preserving macular function is paramount for patients with dry and wet macular degeneration. The Age Related Eye Disease Studies concluded vitamin supplementation of  lutein, zeaxanthin, vitamins C and… Read More »


Have you been checking your grid?

For patients diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), we hand out an Amsler grid. Pictured below, this grid has a central dot to focus on with a grid pattern. We ask each patient who has ARMD to check this grid daily. With consistent monitoring at home (which only takes a few seconds for each eye), patients… Read More »


Five tips to limit damage from Macular Degeneration

Most commonly affecting patients over the age of 55, age-related macular degeneration is a chronic disease that affects central vision over time.  While patients with early stages of the disease may not notice any change, those with advanced macular degeneration have profound visual deficiencies.  If you have macular degeneration, consider these tips to help limit… Read More »


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