Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an eye disease whose cause is simply the natural effects of the aging process. It can happen to anyone, regardless of medical history, heredity, race, or gender. Fortunately, our ophthalmology office in Fairfax has CentraSight treatment available to address the effects of this disease. This is a state-of-the-art technological advancement that takes a condition that was once considered to be incurable, and allows you to retain significant vision thanks to an implanted medical device that we are proud to offer here at The Retina Group of Washington.
AMD results in progressive vision loss. Over time, your central eyesight slowly, but steadily, disappears, leaving you with only vision as the edges of your eyes, and a large blind spot in the center. Needless to say, this is not only a frustrating problem, but also a frightening one. Our ophthalmology office in Fairfax is pleased to have CentraSight available. It is not, however, for everyone with AMD. There are specific qualifications that you will need to meet in order to be considered a viable candidate for it. You should be at the end stage of AMD in both eyes, unable to benefit from drug treatment at this point, and the eye in which the device will be implanted must not have had cataract surgery. There are also requirements regarding age, overall vision, and corneal health. Our eye doctor will discuss all of this with you as part of a full consultation. It is very important that we make certain you will benefit from CentraSight before scheduling surgery.
The device itself I about the size of a pea. Its job is to restore your central vision in the eye in which it is placed. Your other eyes will provide you with your peripheral (side-to-side) vision, and therefore give you full visual capacity between both eyes. You will be able to see up close, at a distance, and you will probably find yourself feeling like you have a new beginning now that you can see in a way that you may have long since given up on. This revolutionary treatment from our ophthalmology office in Fairfax all starts by calling us to schedule an appointment.