Age-related macular degeneration is an eye disease that is associated with age. It can occur anytime from 40 years of age, but is more common starting at 60. It has no cure, which is a scary proposition, especially considering that the condition is responsible for the gradual and eventual complete loss of your central visual field. Here at The Retina Group of Washington, we work tirelessly to find solutions for our valued patients, and with CentraSight there is reason to be confident in the restoration of vision to those with age-related macular degeneration.
It’s important to know that not everyone will be a good candidate for CentraSight. But if you meet the basic qualifications for it, there is no doubt that it is nothing short of a revolution in the management of macular degeneration. It’s a tiny telescopic device. How tiny? It’s no bigger than a pea. Our retina specialist in Stafford implants it in one of your eyes. That eye then becomes responsible for your central vision with the other eye providing your peripheral (side-to-side) vision. Will you see as well as you did before you had the disease? Probably not, but your vision becomes significantly improved and you will regain your independence, which can be eroded through the inability to see in the middle of your visual field. You must be in the end-stage of the disease, unable to benefit from drugs or other types of treatments to be eligible. You must also have not had any prior cataract surgery in the eye that will receive the implant. Your corneal health must be generally good, and your vision will have to be within certain acceptable limits. With appropriate testing by our retina specialist in Stafford, a determination can be made.
If you have age-related macular degeneration, and would like to find out if CentraSight holds promise for you, book an appointment to come in for an examination and consultation with our retina specialist in Stafford.