What is macular degeneration?
Macular degeneration is an eye condition that affects the middle part of your retina called the macula. Dry and wet macular degeneration can impact patients 50 years and older. Critically important to your central field of vision, the macula enables us to read, drive, identify faces, and look at photos. If this area becomes impaired, you can experience severe vision problems. As a progressive disease, our mission is to catch it as early as possible and reduce the chances of vision loss. Helping our Lake Worth, FL or Delray Beach, FL patients prevent macular degeneration, please call Palm Beach Eye Center and schedule an eye exam with one of our South Florida ophthalmologists.
Macular Degeneration Reviews
"Dr Tolentino is responsible for many of the current treatments for macular degeneration and other problems that affect the eye. I have been seeing him for a number of years. Because of his diligence the effects of macular degeneration are being reversed. If you want someone that you can easily talk to and work with this is the individual to place your trust in. I would suggest if you have any problems with your sight or a history of it in your family to be proactive, make an appointment."- R. / Healthgrades / Nov 10, 2018
"Family and friends have been patients of Dr. Wallshein for many years. Even when he's super busy he always gets us in for emergencies and whenever we need to be seen. From many years ago until now we have been very happy with him and continue to be happy with him. One of my friends had an operation from another physician at a didn't go as well as planned. Dr Wallshein fixed him well and now he sees great and feels great. We've had many different types of care treatments including for dry eyes, cataract, pterygium and macular degeneration. We've always been very pleased with our outcomes. I've seen a few negative reviews about him but they're definitely not true. He's extremely personable loves to talk about the patient's lives and also communicates about his own very effectively to make you part of his life. He's the most caring physician oven know and beyond smart. He's the doc that will figure out what's wrong when others don't. We have experience with that as well. if you need help with anything he'll be there and if you ask him for more time or to talk about anything else he'll definitely stay and listen or communicate."- J.F. / Google / Mar 19, 2021
"Patient - Dr. Tolintino have been treating my mother-in-law for Macular Degeneration for many years, plus he did lazor surgery on a torn retina for me and is treating my husband for early stage MD. We totally trust him and will continue to be his patients as long as needed. I highly recommend his services to anyone with retinal problems."- Anonymous / Vitals / Oct 15, 2009
"Really the Best - The nicest physician I have ever met. He genuinely cares about his patients, he even called me at 6:30 at night HIMSELF to check up on me following a laser treatment. I would recommend him to anyone with macular degeneration."- Anonymous / Vitals / Nov 14, 2017
Treatments for Macular Degeneration
While macular degeneration is not curable, we offer treatments that can slow the progression, reduce symptoms, and manage the issue. Based on the severity of your condition and type of macular degeneration, we may recommend several options, including supplements (AREDS formula), low-vision aids or magnifiers, and laser procedures. Each treatment is not the same, and often, many patients combine several therapies to decrease serious complications and prevent the deterioration of their eyesight.
Macular Degeneration FAQ
Who typically develops macular degeneration?
While anyone can develop this condition, there are several factors that increase the risk. You are more likely to develop macular degeneration if it runs in your family, if you are Caucasian, or you smoke.
What are the symptoms of macular degeneration?
In its early stages, there may be no initial signs of macular degeneration. When people do exhibit symptoms, they typically include:
- Colors that appear faded
- Difficulty recognizing people
- Straight lines appearing bent
- Trouble with dim light
Is macular degeneration curable?
There is currently no cure for macular degeneration. There are some treatments for macular degeneration in Lake Worth, FL, that can help slow the progression of the disease and manage symptoms. Contact Palm Beach Eye Center to consult with a trained ophthalmologist.
Manage macular degeneration
At Palm Beach Eye Center, our ophthalmologists have helped many individuals who experience macular degeneration. We know it can feel confusing when trying to find the best way to manage your condition. Our team will provide the best treatment plan for your eye care needs. Serving the Lake Worth, FL or Delray Beach, FL area, please schedule an appointment with our South Florida eye doctors to learn more.
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