Affecting more than 10 million Americans, macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss. The highly trained team at Hawaii Vision Specialists in Hilo, Hawaii, are experts in diagnosing and treating macular degeneration early, so they can help prevent more serious stages of the disease, including vision loss. If you have vision problems that may indicate the early stages of macular degeneration, call to schedule an appointment to get the expert treatment you need.
Macular Degeneration Q & A
What is macular degeneration?
Vision problems from macular degeneration usually develop gradually in both eyes, so you may not notice a problem until you begin having difficulty focusing on objects or reading in a dimly lit setting.
What are the risk factors for developing macular degeneration?
Additionally, some research shows that environmental factors, such as oxygen-deprived cells in the retina, may also lead to macular damage.