Age-related macular degeneration, or AMD for short, results in the gradual and permanent loss of central vision. And because of it, you may lose your independence and your ability to live your life to the fullest. AMD is a retinal disease that most typically occurs after age 60, and is the most common cause of vision loss in those 65 and over. It can strike as early as 40, though. We at The Retina Group of Washington have dedicated ourselves to the management and treatment of AMD, and we are excited to talk about the revolutionary CentraSight, which can restore the central vision that you have lost.
CentraSight is an implanted device put in at our ophthalmology office in Stafford. It is placed into one eye, thereby giving you central vision in that eye, while your other will continue to provide only peripheral (side-to-side) vision. And while it may not be exactly like the way you were able to see at your best, it will be a vast improvement over the way your vision has been due to AMD. The first thing you should be aware of is that there are strict qualifications for being able to use CentraSight. Among them are that both your eyes are in end-stage AMD, the disease is no longer responding to drugs, no past or present corneal disease, and having not undergone cataract surgery in the eye getting the implant. When you come in to our ophthalmology office in Stafford, you will be given a thorough examination by our eye doctor, to determine if you are a good candidate.
CentraSight is a major leap forward in the treatment of AMD. You don’t have to simply live with the effects of the disease. Instead, you can regain more vision than you had ever thought possible. Why not contact our ophthalmology office in Stafford so that we can schedule you an appointment to find out if you can take advantage of CentraSight?