Our retina specialists are board certified in ophthalmology, have completed a retina disease fellowship and have performed thousands of retina procedures. Our doctors and their staff share a common mission to provide the most up-to-date medical care in an environment that is compassionate and patient-centered.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in people over the age of 50 in the United States. While the exact cause of macular degeneration is being studied, we know that different genetic and age-related factors lead to an accelerated aging process in the eye. Macular degeneration affects only the central retina (macula) which is responsible for the clear vision required to read or drive. Although it usually affects both eyes, the eyes can be affected differently.