Macular Degeneration Management in Washington, D.C. and Chevy Chase, MD

Our doctors can diagnose age-related macular degeneration (AMD) early and keep your sight in the clear with a management plan that’s tailored to you.

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Does Age-Related Macular Degeneration Impact You?

Age-related macular degeneration is an eye condition that’s caused by damage to the macula, the part of your eye’s retina that controls your central vision. Some of AMDs symptoms include blurry central vision, difficulty recognizing faces, straight lines appearing wavy, and trouble seeing clearly when reading or driving, but it typically won’t show any of these signs until damage has already been done. If left unaddressed, macular degeneration can eventually result in complete central vision loss.

Types of Macular Degeneration

There are two main forms of macular degeneration: wet and dry. Both can cause serious vision issues, but they differ in a few different ways. Dry AMD, the most common type, develops over several years as the macula begins to break down. Wet macular degeneration always starts as dry AMD, and occurs when blood vessels leak onto the retina, fast-tracking the damage to your vision.

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Early Detection of Macular Degeneration

While the effects of age-related macular degeneration can seem scary, they don’t have to be your reality. The best way to stay ahead of AMD is by getting regular comprehensive eye exams. One of the most important things to remember about macular degeneration is that there currently isn’t any way to reverse it, and it will continue to progress as you age. This means detecting and managing it early — before it has caused damage to your vision — is critical when it comes to preserving your sight.

Macular Degeneration Management Options

At Washington Eye Doctors, we use customized management plans to keep your eyesight in great condition while we monitor your eye health. As part of our diagnosis and ongoing AMD care, we use advanced tech, like Optos retinal imaging, iWellness optical coherence tomography, and iCare COMPASS for visual field and retinal measuring. These tools allow us to get a detailed look at your inner eye, specifically your retina, and take high resolution photos of your macula to compare between visits.

We’ll also help you with lifestyle adjustments, like providing the right sunglasses for your prescription and starting you on nutraceuticals from PRN, both of which have been shown to protect your eyes from further harm.

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Trust Us for Macular Degeneration Management

Our locally owned practices offer the best in personalized, quality eye care. As part of our mission to help you love what you see, we’ve invested in cutting-edge diagnostic and management technology, like Optos and OCT, so you stay steps ahead of AMD. Our compassionate doctors have vast experience helping countless patients see clearly long into old age and will use their skills to support you every step of the way.

Our Patients Trust Us & Love What They See

Based on 119 reviews
Joseph Atchulo
Joseph Atchulo
January 27, 2022.
The best Eye Care Center in Washington DC. Visit them for an awesome experience.
Jim Liu
Jim Liu
November 30, 2021.
I visited Washington Eye Doctors for my dry eyes. Dr. Rosenblatt is awesome, he is very respectful and professional. Zero pressure when you talk to him. After the treatments, I feel absolutely better. Eye dryness is painful, and someone says it's more like a disability than a disorder. I can't agree more. Before I get the treatments, I can't even sit down and type these words for like 15 mins. Now I am not 100% recovered but at least I could work and study like a normal person. I am still using prescribed medications and I am confident that this problem is treatable. If you have dry eyes, try to contact Dr. Roosenblatt is the best advice I could give.
Randy Capps
Randy Capps
July 19, 2021.
I have been with Washington Eye Doctors for 50 years since the Katz/Kanstroom days. They guided me through bifocals as a kid, contacts as an adolescent and Lasik as an adult. 25 years after Lasik I still have near perfect vision. I just went back for night driving glasses. Always quick, efficient and thorough consistently over the decades.
Mary Virginia Spencer
Mary Virginia Spencer
May 14, 2021.
I had the best experience here! In a crunch, they were more than happy to help me get new contacts and were incredibly helpful and kind. Definitely will be going back!!
Stephanie Aylward
Stephanie Aylward
April 30, 2021.
A group of kind, friendly human beings. I was visiting Washington, D.C. from out of town, ran into a bind, and this practice was able to help me so that I could drive back home. I am so thankful for their help.
Amanda Blake
Amanda Blake
April 29, 2021.
The absolute best choice for dry eye! I had been suffering for years, and now my eyes are drastically better after only three months of proper treatment. Dr. Abraham is excellent. He explains things very clearly and listens to concerns with compassion. I really appreciate his help and cannot recommend Washington Eye Doctors highly enough, especially for dry eye patients.
Karen Moe
Karen Moe
June 26, 2020.
Dr Rosenblatt has been my eye doctor for many years and worked with me to get my proper correction for nearsightedness. My extra-sensitive system was previously over-corrected and his prescriptions enabled my vision to be more relaxed and stabilize. The glasses are high quality and good fit. I’m especially fond of the nearly weightless frames and lenses.

Macular Degeneration Management at Washington Eye Doctors

No matter which Washington Eye Doctors location you call your eye care home, you’ll always have our thorough macular degeneration diagnosis and management options available to you!