Macular degeneration is an age-related disease of the eye that typically affects those who are age 60 years-old and older.
In the eye, the macula is a part of the retina near the center that contains light-sensing cells. The macula and retina are the structures that allow a person to see by turning the light captured into signals that are then sent to the brain to be processed.
As one ages, the macula may deteriorate or become damaged. This is dangerous as the macular is very sensitive part of the retina. If the macula becomes damaged, a person may begin to lose vision in the center of their line of sight, as the macula is located in the center of the retina. Losing one’s central vision can seriously alter one’s ability to see and perform everyday tasks.
Macular degeneration can occur very slowly over time. This is why many do not realize anything is wrong until the eye doctor notices a problem during a traditional eye exam or digital retinal scan.
Macular degeneration treatment is one of our specialties. For more than 20 years, Westchester Eye Surgeons has helped patients with macular degeneration. Our practice is headed by Dr. Spero J. Kinnas, one of the leading eye surgeons in Chicago.
Westchester Eye Surgeons are conveniently located in west suburban Westchester, IL, to better serve Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.