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Macular Degeneration Treatment

There is currently no cure for macular degeneration. Macular degeneration treatment options exist that can slow the progress of the disease or improve vision based on the type of macular degeneration you are experiencing. To understand the risks and the limitations of all macular degeneration treatments, speak frankly with your eye doctor.

Dry macular degeneration treatment actually begins with routine eye exams, especially after age 60. The goal here is to catch the development of ARMD early. If detected, you may be prescribed a specific mix of high-dose zinc and antioxidants that have shown an ability to slow the progression of the disease.

Wet macular degeneration treatment can include a number of options; including laser surgery, light-activated dyes that are injected into the circulatory system, or drugs injected directly into the eye that inhibit the growth of abnormal blood vessels that cause the wet form of the disease.

With any macular degeneration treatment, there are no guarantees that the disease can be stopped, no promises that a treatment won’t need to be repeated, and a sobering reminder that vision, once lost, is rarely restored.

Read more about macular degeneration symptoms and treatment.

Special thanks to the EyeGlass Guide for informational material that aided in the creation of this website. Visit the EyeGlass Guide today!

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Due to the California order to “stay at home”, our office will be closed for routine visits. We will be available for patient emergencies.

-If you consider that you have an emergency, call us at 951-609-9099. If it is after office hours, leave a message and a staff member will get back to you.

-If you have glasses or contacts to pick up, a staff member will be in the office from 9 am- 5 pm Monday thru Friday and 9 am- 4 pm on Saturday. Call the office at 951-609-9099 when you are at our front door and the staff will bring your item(s) to you.

-If you are a contact lens wearer and are getting low, call our office so that we can arrange to have an emergency supply shipped directly to your home.

-If you are having an eyewear emergency, please call us so that we can help.

Any questions, call us!

Stay healthy,

Dr. Wilson and the Bear Creek Eye Care Optometry staff

951-609-9099