Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration (MD) damages the retina (the film that you see with) and is the most common cause of blindness in Australia.
While 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. 

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