Age-Related Macular Degeneration Management in the Central Valley

Book Your Appointment

Keeping Our Focus on Your Vision

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a degenerative disease that can slowly steal your central vision. AMD causes the macula, the center of the retina, to deteriorate, causing dark spots and vision loss. However, peripheral vision should remain unaffected.

Age-related macular degeneration is very common and is the leading cause of vision loss in people age 50 and older. As with most common eye conditions, the early stages are mainly asymptomatic. However, for some people the condition progresses quickly and leads to more noticeable vision impairment than for others.

Some common symptoms of AMD include:

  • Blurred or “fuzzy” vision
  • Dark or dim spots in your vision
  • Blurry areas on a printed page
  • Straight lines appearing wavy or distorted
  • Extra sensitivity to glare

Book Appointment

Stages of Age-Related Macular Degeneration

There are two main types of AMD.

Dry AMD is the most common form of age-related macular degeneration, affecting about 80% of people with the condition. Dry AMD occurs when the macula begins to thin with age, and clumps of lipids and protein called drusen begin to form.

Regular comprehensive eye exams with your optometrist or ophthalmologist can help to pinpoint early signs of AMD.

Wet AMD is less common but far more severe. With this form of AMD, new, abnormal blood vessels grow beneath the retina. The new blood vessels are fragile and often rupture and leak, scarring the macula.

Wet AMD causes rapid vision loss, and most people with the condition don’t realize they have it until their vision is already very blurry.

Testing for AMD

To diagnose AMD, our experienced doctors will perform a variety of tests on your eyes to examine your overall health and vision. Some of these procedures include:

If you’ve been diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration, we may provide you with an Amsler grid to use as an indicator of vision changes. The grid is a square of vertical and horizontal lines used to determine visual distortion.

The macula is used for detail detection, so using the Amsler grid will make it particularly easy to pinpoint changes in visual activity.

We are here to support you and your ocular health. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have!

Book Appointment

Our Locations

Fresno

Address

6767 North Fresno Street
Fresno, California 93710

Contact Information

Phone: 559-432-1000

Find our Fresno office at 6767 North Fresno Street on the Southwest corner of Fresno and Herndon off the 41.

Hours of Operations

Monday
8 AM5 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5 PM
Thursday
8 AM5 PM
Friday
8 AM5 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Madera

Address

1011 West Yosemite Avenue
Madera, California 93637

Contact Information

Phone: 559-673-6000

Find our Madera office at 1011 West Yosemite Avenue on the corner of Yosemite and P Street.

 

Hours of Operations

Monday
8 AM5 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5 PM
Thursday
8 AM5 PM
Friday
8 AM5 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Sanger

Address

Suite 103, 2514 Jensen Avenue
Sanger, California 93657

Contact Information

Phone: 559-875-2000

Find our Sanger office at Suite 103, 2514 Jensen Avenue, on the corner of Jensen and Bethel (same corner as Panda Express).

 

Hours of Operations

Monday
8 AM5 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5 PM
Thursday
8 AM5 PM
Friday
Closed
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Address

6767 North Fresno Street
Fresno, California 93710

Contact Information

Phone: 559-432-1000

Find our Fresno office at 6767 North Fresno Street on the Southwest corner of Fresno and Herndon off the 41.

Hours of Operations

Monday
8 AM5 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5 PM
Thursday
8 AM5 PM
Friday
8 AM5 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Address

1011 West Yosemite Avenue
Madera, California 93637

Contact Information

Phone: 559-673-6000

Find our Madera office at 1011 West Yosemite Avenue on the corner of Yosemite and P Street.

 

Hours of Operations

Monday
8 AM5 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5 PM
Thursday
8 AM5 PM
Friday
8 AM5 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Address

Suite 103, 2514 Jensen Avenue
Sanger, California 93657

Contact Information

Phone: 559-875-2000

Find our Sanger office at Suite 103, 2514 Jensen Avenue, on the corner of Jensen and Bethel (same corner as Panda Express).

 

Hours of Operations

Monday
8 AM5 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5 PM
Thursday
8 AM5 PM
Friday
Closed
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Our Services

instagram facebook facebook2 pinterest twitter google-plus google linkedin2 yelp youtube phone location calendar share2 link star-full star-half star star-half chevron-right chevron-left chevron-down chevron-up envelope fax