macular degeneration causes

Causes of Macular Degeneration (AMD)


Causes of Macular Degeneration (AMD) at Center for Sight serving Fall River, Massachusetts and greater Providence, Rhode Island

By Robert Kelly, M.D.

Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD) is a degenerative condition of the Macula that is caused by hardening of the small arteries supplying oxygen and nutrients to the Retina.  The hardening and narrowing of these arteries deprives the Macula of oxygen and nutrition.  This results in a slow but progressive loss of function.  The visual effects of Macular Degeneration can be relatively minimal with a mild “dimming” or “distortion” of your central vision, or very profound resulting in a complete loss of your central vision.  However, Macular Degeneration DOES NOT cause total blindness.  Since the effect of Macular Degeneration is limited to the central Retina, its effects are limited to central vision and thus it does not cause any loss of your peripheral vision. Macular Degeneration is a complex eye disease. Fortunately with early diagnosis it is possible to have a number of treatment options available to help preserve your vision.

If you, a family member or friend have not had a recent eye examination or if you feel that you may be at risk for Macular Degeneration or wish to learn more about the cause of Macular Degeneration (AMD), please schedule an appointment by calling Center for Sight in Fall River, Massachusetts at 508-730-2020.

Center for Sight is conveniently located for Macular Degeneration (AMD) patients who wish to learn more about the causes of Macular Degeneration (AMD) in Massachusetts or Rhode Island from Attleboro, Fairhaven, Fall River, Franklin, Mansfield, Marion, Mattapoisett, Medfield, Milford, New Bedford, North Attleboro, North Dartmouth, Norton, Oxford, Rehoboth, Somerset, Swansea, Taunton, Walpole, Whitinsville, Woonsocket, Providence, Smithfield, Westport, Lakeville, Dighton, Little Compton and Tiverton.