At North Texas Eye Specialists, our Irving medical team is skilled at diagnosing, managing, and treating Macular Degeneration. This is a condition in which debris collects in between the retina and choroid and distorts a patient's central vision. In other words, if a patient was to look at a clock on the wall, the numbers would be visible (preserved peripheral vision) but the hands would be blurry or missing. There are two types of this disease: wet and dry.
Essentially, when debris collects underneath the center part of the retina, the macula, this condition is known as dry macular degeneration. It typically affects adults >50 years old, and certain lifestyle factors can make one more susceptible to developing the disease. If new vessels start to grow under the retina, they can cause leakage or bleeding, which is a condition known as wet macular degeneration. This disease can cause rapid deterioration in vision and is generally more serious than dry macular degeneration.
At North Texas Eye Specialists in Irving and Las Colinas, we have the latest technology to be able to detect even minor changes in the retina. With the help of a dilated eye exam, we can reassure you and present treatment options.
Here at North Texas Eye Specialists, Dr. Husain and her team are dedicated to providing the best of care for you. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us today.