Macular degeneration is a common eye disorder among people over the age of 50. I often causes blurred or reduced central vision due to the breaking down of the inner layers of the macula. No one knows exactly what causes macular degeneration, but it is clear that the condition often develops as the eye gets older. Up North Eye Care has the technology and expertise to diagnose and treat this eye disorder at their eye clinic located between Staples and Baxter Minnesota. If surgery is needed, Up North Eye Care has relationships with the best eye surgeons in the area and can both give referrals for you as well as co-manage your condition.
Mayo Clinic has published a descriptive summary of symptoms, treatments, and when to see a doctor. You can read more detailed description and treatments by clicking HERE.
Mayo Clinic gives a brief overview of what wet macular degeneration is. Having worked in medical optometry practices for over 40 years collectively, Dr. Stephanie Parrish and Dr. Wally Johnson have each diagnosed and treated macular degeneration for decades. Whether patients come from Staples, Baxter, or Pillager, Up North Eye Care has both the technology and expertise to provide the best care possible for every patient.
Up North Eye Care uses the OCT to help in the diagnosis of macular degeneration as well as other retinal diseases and conditions. Optical Coherence Tomography is a noninvasive imaging technology used to obtain high resolution cross-sectional images of the retina. The layers within the retina can be differentiated and retinal thickness can be measured to aid in the early detection and diagnosis of retinal diseases and conditions.