Raising Awareness Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Raising Awareness Macular Degeneration (AMD)

February marks National Age Related MacularDegeneration (AMD) Awareness Month. As our populations ages-especially baby boomers-the number of people affected by macular degeneration is continuing to climb. It is estimated that more than 2 million people age 50 and older have late AMD (Age Related Macular Degeneration). Today, for most patients, with early detection, diagnosis and treatment, at a minimum we can prevent further vision loss from the AMD.
Sreeni Basa, M.D.
Massachusetts Retina Specialist

Massachusetts RetinaSpecialist, Sreeni Basa, M.D. noted “We want patients to know that once you are over 50, it becomes increasingly important to have a thorough, comprehensive dilated eye exam every one to two years-and even more often if you have any family history of AMD or at the recommendation of your eye doctor. The key to preventing vision loss from AMD is clearly early detection, quick diagnosis and then immediate access to treatment with vascular endothelial growth inhibitor (VEGF) injections such as Lucentis® & Eylea®.”

If you or someone you know is concerned about the risk of age related maculardegeneration (AMD) or has any family history of macular degeneration they are encouraged to schedule an eye examination at D’Ambrosio Eye Care by calling us at 800-325-3937, visiting D’Ambrosio Eye Care or facebook.com/dambrosioeyecare so that we can help recommend an appropriate treatment plan.

D'Ambrosio Eye Care is a leading eye and LASIK care practice with office locations at 479 Old Union Turnpike, Lancaster, Massachusetts 01523, 100 Powder Mill Road, Acton, Massachusetts 01720, 413 Main Street, Athol, Massachusetts 01331 and 74 Main Street, Gardner, Massachusetts 01440 that serve the greater Boston and central Massachusetts area.