Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Studies show that age-related macular degeneration is one of the leading causes of vision loss in individuals over the age of 65. This video from the American Academy of Ophthalmology provides an overview of the causes and symptoms of age-related macular degeneration.

Your retina is composed of two major areas, including the peripheral retina and the macula. The macula is the area of the retina that provides pinpoint vision and allows us to see details clearly. Unfortunately, the macula can begin to break down as we age in what is known as macular degeneration—causing blurred or distorted vision. Watch this video for more information.

The best way to determine if you’re at risk for age-related macular degeneration is to undergo routine eye exams with your laser eye surgery specialist. Give the Boston Laser a call at (617) 566-0062 or visit our website for more information on our services.