Macular degeneration (MD) damages the retina (the film that you see with) and is the most common cause of blindness in Australia.
dry MD is the most common type, the wet MD is the most devastating, causing rapid blindness. When diagnosed early, treatment for wet
MD now exists. We can now halt the damage and preserve the vision in most cases.
The warning signs of macular degeneration
include distortion of vision (for example, lines become wavy), loss of detailed vision or a black spot in your vision. An eye examination
should be performed immediately should this happen.
At Mona Vale Eye Centre, we have the latest high-definition Optical Coherence Tomography
(Zeiss Cirrus HD-OCT) that images the retina in great detail and monitors the progression of treatment. We also have a
digital fundus camera which is used to diagnose MD and monitor its progress.
Treatment of wet MD using Lucentis and
Eyelea is available at Mona Vale Eye Centre. For more information about MD, visit the Macular Diseases Foundation.