At SeeRite eye clinic, we are firm believers of education and prevention. As such, we carry the latest technology in diagnostic equipment, including Optical Coherence Tomography which analyzes the 9 layers of your retina and can detect Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) before symptoms begin.
People over 60 years old are more prone to AMD, particularly if they have a family history, light skin, blue eyes, or have a history of smoking.
AMD causes damage to the recycling system of the seeing cells of the eye called photoreceptors. This causes a buildup of material in the back of the eye which can distort the layers of our retina, and therefore, our vision. In some cases, new blood vessels grow below and/or into the retina and can break, causing leakage; this results in the need for injections to the eye to promote healing.
There are many nutritional recommendations in the maintenance of healthy retinal cells and prevention of macular degeneration.