Macular Degeneration Detection & Management in South Surrey

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Protect Yourself From Age-Related Vision Loss

The macula is an integral part of your eyesight, providing you with the central vision you need to read, drive, and even recognize faces. However, diseases like macular degeneration can steal away this essential visual skill, often occurring in adults aged 55 years and older.

To help detect early signs of this disease, our team recommends having regular eye exams. Enjoy the comfort and ease of our eye care experience while preserving your vision.

Please, book your appointment today!

What is Macular Degeneration?

Macular degeneration, also known as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is an eye disease that deteriorates a part of your retina known as the macula. The disease generally develops as a result of aging, but other factors like genetics, smoking, and prolonged UV exposure can increase your risk.

There are 2 common forms of AMD:

Dry AMD

Dry AMD occurs when small yellowish deposits called drusen start developing underneath your macula. Over time, the drusen thins the macula. The amount of central vision you lose depends on where and how much your macula thins.

During development, some symptoms you may experience include:

  • Distortions in your vision, such as straight lines bending
  • Difficulty adapting to low light levels
  • Words blurring when you read them
  • Fading colours
  • Needing more light when reading

Wet AMD occurs in 10% of macular degeneration patients, but it’s responsible for causing 90% of vision loss related to the disease. Wet AMD occurs when delicate blood vessels form underneath your macula and retina. These vessels can then break and leak fluids onto your macula, damaging it.

Wet AMD can happen rapidly, and cause a range of sudden symptoms, including:

  • Fading colours
  • Glare from lights
  • Distortion in your vision
  • Dark spots in your central vision
  • Blurred Vision

How Does Our Team Monitor It?

Retinal Imaging

Retinal imaging is a special type of photography that captures highly detailed images of your retina. Our eye care team can then assess the health of your macula by searching for abnormalities in these images. Retinal imaging is also used to detect glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and more.

Visual field testing helps our team detect any distortions or gaps in your vision caused by macular degeneration. One such test is the Amsler grid, where you stare at a dot located in the center of a simple grid. By pointing out distortions on the grid, our team can help detect the presence of macular degeneration.

We also offer automated perimetry with our advanced visual field machine, which can test the function of your macula and central vision.

Get Help Monitoring Your AMD Symptoms

If you believe you are at risk of developing AMD, please book an eye exam. Our team can help monitor the disease and give you options to help manage your symptoms.

Visit Our Office

Our modern, state-of-the-art family practice is located in South Surrey in the Grandview Corners Shopping Centre. We are easily accessible from 160th Street and Croydon Drive.

Come visit us, and let our friendly and highly skilled doctors and staff take care of your eye care needs!

Contact Information

Phone: (604) 535-8118

Address

Insight Eyecare – Doctors of Optometry
#50-2285 160th Street
Surrey, BC V3Z 9N6

Hours of Operation

Monday
10:00 AM6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM6:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM4:00 PM
Sunday
Closed

Our Services

We provide an atmosphere where you can feel comfortable asking any questions during your eye exam. Our team loves building relationships with our patients and giving you the best possible service. With an inviting office and super friendly staff, we’re always striving to provide the best patient care and ensure that all of your eye care needs are met.

 

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