ASG is equipped with most modern diagnostic tools and treatment modalities for macular degeneration. Macular degeneration is a deterioration or breakdown of the macula. The macula is the central portion of the retina and is responsible for detailed vision and color vision, the vision we use to read, thread a needle, sign a check, or recognize faces.
What is Age related Macular Degeneration?
There are two types of age-related macular degeneration :
Dry (atrophic) form: This type results from the gradual breakdown of cells in the macula, resulting in a gradual blurring of central vision. Single or multiple, small, round, yellow-white spots called drusen are the key identifiers for the dry type.
Wet (exudative or neovascular) form: In the wet form of macular degeneration, vision distortion usually starts in one eye and may affect the other eye later. In contrast to the dry type, vision loss may be rapid in the wet type of macular degeneration.