Looking for an eye care team that’s passionate about helping low vision patients live their best life? Come visit our Ohio low vision clinic for top-notch low vision care every day. We understand that low vision can be a huge challenge, and we strive to ensure that our patients can live their best life with the clearest possible vision.
We provide low vision care designed to help our patients overcome the difficulties of vision loss resulting from macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts, and other sight-threatening conditions. We’re trained in the use of the most advanced technologies and techniques for the evaluation of your vision. We’ll work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that addresses your particular needs and lifestyle goals. Low vison aids and devices we offer in our Ohio eye clinic include magnifiers, telescopes, and specialized electronic devices.
What are the two types of macular degeneration?
Eye care professionals divide macular degeneration into two major types: wet macular degeneration and dry macular degeneration. The dry form of the disease is the more common of the two. About 85% of all cases of macular degeneration are dry. This form is characterized by a gradual breakdown of the central part of the retina that is responsible for sharp, detailed vision, known as the macula. Patients with dry macular degeneration often experience a slow loss of central vision over time. Unfortunately, there is not currently a cure for this form of the disease. Wet macular degeneration is much less common, but is a much more severe and aggressive form of the disease. This occurs when abnormal blood vessels begin to grow under the macula, causing fluid or blood to leak onto the retina and macula. This can come cause rapid, sudden vision loss and requires immediate professional attention. Wet macular degeneration is an eye care emergency. Fortunately, there are treatment options available for wet macular degeneration, including medications and laser therapy, which can help slow the progression of the disease and preserve vision.