March 26, 2020 | Author: Admin
When do you need to see a retina specialist?
What should you expect from your retina specialist at your first appointment.
The retina is like a video camera with the ability to send messages to the brain.
The retina’s function, is to record the images one sees, and then send it to the brain, via the optic nerve.
Macula is a part of the retina which helps to focus the central vision of the eye.
Thus macula helps a person recognize faces, see colour, read, and also see objects with fine details.
Macular Degeneration or Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), happens when the macula deteriorates, and loses it’s ability to receive the images correctly, and hence cannot send it to the brain.
Age related Macular Degeneration affects up to 15 million people in North America – as stated by the American Academy of Opthalmology (AAO).
In the United States, macular degeneration or age related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the main causes of blindness for people aged 50 and above.
Dr. Niteen Dedhia, Retina specialist in Mumbai, Ojas Eye Hospital, says “There are a number of factors that may cause AMD. A person’s medical, lifestyle and genetic factors play an important role”.
A person may be at a risk of developing age related macular degeneration if :
The initial stages of AMD, may not show any noticeable symptoms. But when the condition progresses, it may cause blurred vision and eventually leading to the loss of the eye’s central vision. However, people may still retain their peripheral vision.
In the highly advanced stage of AMD, people may see images like that of a photograph which has been eclipsed by a black hole in the centre.
Since the initial stages of AMD can be easily missed or ignored, it is advised to take an appointment with a retina specialist in case any of the following symptoms:
Since Age Related Macular Degeneration cannot be cured, it is best to manage or focus on prevention of AMD.
“Some risk factors like genetics and age are beyond one’s control, however, there are a few lifestyle changes, that one can adopt, to delay the development of AMD” – Says Dr. Niteen Dedhia, Retina specialist in Mumbai, Ojas Eye Hospital.
Visit www.retinaindia.in , or call: +91-9137462795 and book an appointment with the Best Retina Specialists in Mumbai, at Ojas Eye Hospital, Mumbai.