What is Macular Degeneration?
Macular Degeneration is an incurable eye disease and one of the leading causes of vision loss. The central portion of the retina, known as the macular is the key to all vision. Its responsible for focusing central vision in the eye, and deciphers how we see and interpret images. When the cells of the macular deteriorate, images are not received correctly. Macular degeneration progresses as time goes, first starting with wavy or blurred vision, and which can later develop to complete central vision lost. In our Cranston location, Dr.Sampalis utilizes special procedures to help detect early signs of macular degeneration such as fundus photography and amsler grid. For patients who have macular degeneration in the family, it’s extremely important to get checked as vision loss is not always a symptom a patient experiences at an early stage. In our Cranston location, located on 1013 Reservoir Ave, macular vitamins can be provided to the patient if necessary. Book an appointment today!