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.
Does Age-Related Macular Degeneration Impact You?
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.
Early Detection of Macular Degeneration
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.
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
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!