Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration is one of the leading causes of decreased vision in people over the age of 70 in the United States. There are two forms of macular degeneration; dry and wet. The dry form of macular degeneration has no leaking or bleeding. The wet form of macular degeneration leaks and bleeds causing more vision loss. The dry form of macular degeneration can be treated with “Eye Vitamins” taken by mouth, to reduce the risk of this disease progressing. The wet form of macular degeneration can be treated with injections of medicine to stop the leaking and bleeding and preserve vision. Dr. Soares treats both the dry and wet forms of macular degeneration. The injections are done in the office. For more information visit the Macular Degeneration Foundation.