Category Archives: Macular Degeneration

Brooklyn Eye Doctor

Brooklyn Eye Doctor

As we age, we face a greater risk of developing certain health problems. One such problem is macular degeneration, a general phrase for a variety of different eye conditions which result in a decline in the quality of a patient’s central vision. Because macular degeneration can lead to permanent vision loss, it is important to have this condition diagnosed by a trained optic professional who can suggest potential treatment options. At Brook Plaza Ophthalmology, our Brooklyn eye doctor can regularly monitor the health of your eyes so conditions such as this one are identified early.

Macular degeneration is generally an age-related condition that comes in two common forms. “Wet” age-related macular degeneration is the more aggressive of the two, involving the growth of abnormal blood vessels beneath the retina. These blood vessels can leak blood and fluid that results in blurring of the central vision. The process is generally fairly rapid. Treatment options include laser surgery, photodynamic therapy, and injections into the eye. “Dry” age-related macular degeneration is generally the less aggressive form of the condition, involving the gradual breakdown of light-sensitive cells in the macula. At Brook Plaza Ophthalmology, we can diagnose either version of the condition and work closely with patients to determine the next step towards treatment. Our staff of highly-qualified optic professionals brings years of experience to a practice designed to cater to the needs and concerns of each and every patient. At our office, you’ll be in the care of a Brooklyn eye doctor whose dedication to patient health is evident from the moment you walk in.

We do not yet know the main cause of macular degeneration, although we do know that patients over the age of 60 are at a greater risk of developing the condition. Although symptoms often include blurred vision, many people notice no symptoms at all in the early stages. With that fact in mind, you should regularly have your eyes checked so you can stay ahead of this problem early. At Brook Plaza Ophthalmology, our Brooklyn eye doctor will assess the quality of your vision and diagnose conditions such as macular degeneration if any exist. Schedule an appointment with us to get eye care designed to identify and address such problems before they cause major damage.

Macular Degeneration Brooklyn
1987 Utica Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11234
718-968-8700

Marine Park Ophthalmologist

Marine Park Ophthalmologist

The eye physicians at Brook Plaza Ophthalmology in Brooklyn have all received advanced training in the diagnosis and management of diseases of the eye. Their clinical expertise and surgical experience allow us to successfully treat a variety of diseases of the retina for our patients across Brooklyn. Our Marine Park ophthalmologists are committed to offering cutting-edge retinal treatments, so that we can provide our patients with the best care. The retina performs a vital job and when healthy, you have clear vision. However, many eye diseases can affect the connection between the retina and the brain, causes problems in our vision.

One of the most serious eye conditions that leads to decreased vision in older patients and oftentimes blindness, is age-related macular degeneration. Macular degeneration is the deterioration of the central retina, the macula. The macula is responsible for central vision, which is vital for reading, driving, and recognizing faces. Macular degeneration may be manifest by symptoms such as blurriness, dark areas in central vision, distortion of central vision, and permanent loss of central vision. Ordinarily, a patient of Brook Plaza Ophthalmology will not experience peripheral vision loss if they have macular degeneration. Individuals over the age of sixty are at risk for macular degeneration, but it can appear as early as forty.

There are two types of macular degeneration, wet and dry macular degeneration. Wet age-related macular degeneration can be treated with laser eye surgery, photodynamic therapy and injections into the eye. Unfortunately, these treatments are not a cure for macular degeneration. However, early treatment of dry macular degeneration can delay and possibly prevent the disease from progressing to an advanced stage, in which vision loss occurs. To learn more about macular degeneration and the treatment options we offer at Brook Plaza Ophthalmology.

Eye Surgeon Marine Park
1987 Utica Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11234
718-968-8700