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Age-Related Macular Degeneration Diagnosis & Treatment at Oakton Eye Care

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What is Age-Related Macular Degeneration?

Age-related macular degeneration, abbreviated AMD, is a disease affecting the macula, a central region of your retina. AMD occurs more often in adults over the age of 50, but people can develop symptoms at any age.

As the disease progresses and affects your central vision.

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Types of AMD

There are two versions of AMD patients can find themselves experiencing: Dry AMD and Wet AMD.

Occurs when lipid deposit start to form underneath your macula, damaging light sensitive cells responsible for your central vision.

When delicate and thin blood vessels start to develop underneath your macula. The blood vessels usually break and start leaking blood and other fluids, damaging your vision.

 

Currently, there are no cures for AMD. Factors like making healthy life choices can help prevent AMD symptoms, but optometrists recommend booking an appointment so that they can help you manage your symptoms.

AMD Symptoms

AMD affects your central vision. Patients diagnosed with AMD may experience difficulty reading, difficulty recognizing faces, difficulty driving, needing brighter light to see, and/or visual distortions.

If you believe you are experiencing these symptoms, book an appointment with your optometrist immediately. Letting these complications develop further can permanently damage your vision.

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Associates in Eyecare – Oakton is conveniently located on Chain Bridge Road, next to PNC Bank and across the street from the Exxon gas station.

Address

2960 Chain Bridge Rd, Suite 101
Oakton, VA 22124

Contact Information

Phone: 703.865.6890
Fax: 703.865.6898
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Hours of Operation

Monday
9:30 AM – 6 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM – 7 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM – 7 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM – 6 PM
Friday
9:30 AM – 5 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM – 2 PM
Sunday
Closed

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