Macular Degeneration

Fresh Vision Optometrists Everton Park - Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration Treatment in Brisbane

We Offer You Dependable Macular Degeneration Treatment in Brisbane

If you need macular degeneration treatment in Brisbane, then you want an optometrist with superior knowledge and excellent customer service. Fresh Vision wants you to feel comfortable and well-supported while we work with you in all areas of your eye health.


Macular degeneration affects central vision

Age related macular degeneration (or ARMD) is the most common cause of blindness and low vision in Australia (and other developed countries). The risk of developing macular degeneration goes up over the age of 50.

Macular degeneration causes blurred or distorted vision in one or both eyes. Some people with ARMD have relatively normal vision, whilst others have very blurred central vision.

Screening for ARMD involves checking how clear your vision is and checking whether there is any distortion in your vision. We will also look at your macula (at the back of your eye) to look for signs of ARMD. An OCT scan of your macular may be recommended.

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Two types of macular degeneration

Macular degeneration comes in 2 types, wet and dry. The wet form can be very aggressive but there is an effective treatment. The dry form tends to be much slower but there is currently no definitive treatment.

Your optometrist may recommend a dietary supplement that has been shown in large clinical trials to slow the progression of ARMD.

What You Should Know about ARMD Eye Treatment in Brisbane

Aged-related macular degeneration (ARMD) is the most common cause of blindness or low vision in Australia. People over 50 years old are more prone to developing ARMD, which is why it is imperative to receive periodic screenings and learn about the types of macular degeneration treatment in Brisbane.

  • An optometrist with special equipment can look at the back of your eye for signs of ARMD. Our digital retinal camera photographs and monitors changes to the back of your eye over time. The first line of defence for lowering the incidence of ARMD is to keep obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes in check. Exercise, wearing sunglasses, and not smoking also help decrease your chances of developing ARMD.
  • A healthy diet decreases your chances of developing many illnesses. For those living with ARMD, studies have concluded that a helpful step is adding more antioxidants to your diet. Increase leafy green vegetables, fruits, grains, and nuts in your meals—not only will you improve your chances of slowing down the progression of the disease, but you’ll also feel healthier.
  • Wet macular degeneration is a form of the disease in which abnormal blood vessels develop beneath the retina and leak blood and fluid into the eye. We provide macular degeneration injections in Brisbane to slow the growth of these abnormal blood vessels.

At whatever stage you experience AMDR, it is imperative to begin dietary shifts, lifestyle changes, and treatment options to ensure that your symptoms will slow rather than accelerate over time.

What You Can Expect from Fresh Vision Regarding Macular Degeneration Treatment in Brisbane

We are passionate about making you completely comfortable while you are in our care. We are dedicated to supporting the health of your eyes and your vision. What patients who are concerned that they may have ARMD experience in our care:

  • During our routine eye exam, we want to understand your family history of eye disease, whether you’ve ever had problems with your eyes, and your current clarity of vision.
  • We’ll measure your eye pressure, side vision, and any defocus in both far and close vision. We want to understand the health of the front and back of your eyes, develop a plan for improvement, and decide which steps to take to reduce your risk of future eye issues.
  • If you are at risk of ARMD, we will measure the thickness of the transparent tissue located at the back of your eye, your retina, and the cornea. Our goal is for you to have the healthiest eyes possible, and we want you to begin addressing any issues that we find as quickly as possible so that problems don’t increase over time.

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Fresh Vision Optometrists is passionate about bringing you superior care and excellent customer service. With over 15 years of clinical experience, we want you to access the best care possible for your eyes. Please contact us with any questions, and join us in discovering a complete range of options to support your lifelong eye health.

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