Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Portland, Maine

By Scott Steidel, M.D.

With the aging of our population, age related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common eye disease our Vitreoretinal Surgeons and Retina Specialist see among Maine seniors at Eyecare Medical Group in Portland. Macular degeneration or age related macular degeneration (AMD) is a disease of the retina in which the central portion of the retina, called the macula, is damaged. The macula is responsible for providing central vision. Central vision is the sharpest or clearest area of your vision and is required for activities such as seeing fine detail of faces, reading and recognizing colors. Most people do not realize that macular degeneration is an incurable eye disease or that it is the leading cause of legal blindness for those aged 55 and older in the United States. It affects the vision of more than 10 million Americans.

There are a number of different types of degenerative macular diseases. Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the most common type of macular degeneration. The older you are, the greater the chance that Macular Degeneration will affect you.

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 vision.

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If you, a family member or friend have not had a recent eye examination or if you are over 50 and especially if you have a family member who has macular degeneration, you may be at greater risk for macular degeneration. Please schedule an appointment by calling Eyecare Medical Group in Portland, Maine at 888-374-2020

Eyecare Medical Group provides diagnosis and treatment of age related macular degeneration in Maine and is conveniently located for patients from Auburn, Augusta, Bangor, Bath, Berwick, Biddeford, Bridgton, Brunswick, Cape Neddick, Casco Bay, Cumberland Center, Eliot, Freeport, Gardiner, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Kittery, Lewiston, Old Orchard Beach, Portland, Sanford, Scarborough, South Portland, Springvale, Topsham, Waterville, Westbrook, Winslow, Wiscasset, Yarmouth, Portland, Skowhegan and York Maine.

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