410 Route 34, Suite 218
Colts Neck, NJ, 07722
Enhancing quality of life through advanced ophthalmic care
Age related macular degeneration is a leading cause of blindness amongst senior citizens. The disease mainly affects precious central vision. The inability to read, watch TV, and clearly see faces of family and loved ones really can impact one’s outlook.
It is important for all us, especially those who are older to care for themselves and do what they can to help prevent macular degeneration. Over exposure of our eyes to the sun’s UV rays, smoking, poor diet and nutrition are known modifiable risk factors. Wearing sunglasses, avoiding too much sun, having a vitamin rich diet with green leafy vegetables, and quitting smoking are all advisable. There are also specially formulated vitamins which should be taken by at risk individuals. Patients should screen themselves regularly with an Amsler grid (click on link). Of course, visiting your eye doctor regularly is very important.
There are 2 types of macular degeneration, the wet and the dry type. The wet type is more often the cause for blindness. Approximately 10 years ago, there was no treatment for the wet type of macular degeneration; it simply would get worse until the patient became blind. But now, there are medications and treatment options available to help prevent blindness and save vision.
At Eye Associates of Monmouth, Dr. John Ghobrial, employs the latest technology in fundus photography and optical coherence tomography, to diagnose and monitor macular degeneration, to help determine when early treatment is needed and maintain good ocular health.
We're located in Colts Neck, NJ. Call us today at 732-431-6688 to learn more about macular degeneration.