The macula is a part of the retina in the back of the eye that is responsible for our central vision and color vision. Age-related macular degeneration (ARMD or AMD) occurs when the arteries that nourish the retina harden. Deprived of nutrients, the retinal tissues begin to weaken and die, causing vision loss. Patients may experience anything from a blurry, gray, distorted vision even a blind spot in the center of vision, which could be debilitating.

AMD is the #1 cause of vision loss in the U.S. Possible risk factors include ethnicity, genetics, age, diet, smoking, and sunlight exposure. Dr. Tanya Mikitchenko is using the latest technology such as Topcon Maestro2 to screen and manage Macular Degeneration. Annual Comprehensive Eye Exams are highly recommended to detect macular degeneration early and prevent permanent vision loss. Protect your eye health by scheduling your Eye Exam at Eyedeal Eyecare today!