Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in this country. It affects more white males and females than any other race.
There are two types of Macular Degeneration: “Dry” and “Wet.” “Dry” is a less serious form but still can be dangerous, and “Wet” macular degeneration usually involves leaky blood vessels that scar and cause permanent blindness in your central visual field. If you see a spot in the center of your vision that wasn’t there before, or if straight lines in the center of your vision appear wavy in one or both eyes, you may be suffering from macular degeneration.
There is no cure for this condition, but if properly diagnosed early, there are excellent treatments available that can help slow the progression of the condition and help preserve any eyesight remaining.
If you think you may be suffering from Macular Degeneration, call our doctors immediately. Call the Naperville
office at (630) 357-3511 or our Downers Grove
office at (630) 969-3268.