Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration



Last month, I had a 65 year old Caucasian male that came into my office complaining about blurred vision in his left eye. He has always had perfect 20/20 vision but needed to wear over the counter reading glasses.  His last eye exam was almost 8 years ago.   That day, I was only able to correct him to 20/200 vision.  I dilated his eyes and this is what I saw.

He was diagnosed with wet age-related macular degeneration.  I explained to him his treatment options and that he needed a referral to see the retinal specialist.  He was upset because his vision may be permanently blurred for the rest of his life.

According to Canadian National Institute of the Blind (CNIB), 75{4422c3e9d6d956ffe17c4a9703f8867adf328a271a08c00de098d82d34d0cfb5} of eye disease is preventable based on early detection.   If this gentleman was able to come in early, we may have started treatment earlier.

We recommend adults eye exams every 2 years and for children/senior eye exam every year.

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