Macular degeneration is a very serious eye condition. It is one of the leading causes of vision loss for people over 55 in the United States. Macular degeneration, also known as AMD, is caused by hardening of the arteries that nourishes the retina (the light sensing layer of the eye). Consequently, the retinal tissue is deprived of oxygen and other nutrients that are needed to function. This in turn causes vision loss. The degree of severity of macular degeneration varies. In mild cases, it may only cause a slight distortion in vision. In the most severe cases, it causes a complete loss of central vision. This greatly impacts one’s quality of life since it makes common activities such as reading and driving impossible to do. There are factors that can aggravate macular degeneration, such as smoking, exposure to sunlight, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and a poor diet. Heredity is also another factor that influences the condition. Treatment for macular degeneration includes laser treatments as well as injections. If you are experiencing symptoms and suspect that you may have macular degeneration or possibly another vision problem, you should be evaluated by a highly qualified eye doctor as soon as possible. The only way to confirm that you have macular degeneration or another serious eye condition is to receive a thorough exam from a highly qualified eye doctor. We strongly suggest that you contact our office to schedule an appointment with our expert Bronx ophthalmologist at the Vision Center of New York right away.
When it comes to something as important as your vision, choosing the best doctor is not an option, it is a necessity. You want to make sure you choose a highly trained and experienced eye doctor who can provide you with the highest quality care you can possibly get. If you are experiencing problems with your vision or any vision changes, we highly recommend that you schedule an appointment to be evaluated by our Bronx ophthalmologist and Medical Director at Vision Center of New York. Dr. Gary R. Fishman is an outstanding doctor who is well-trained and experienced in providing our patients with the excellent eye care they deserve. Dr. Fishman is one of the few fellowship trained surgeons in New York. Dr. Fishman will do a comprehensive eye exam and obtain important background information from you such as current medical conditions, your medical history, etc. After your exam, he will discuss his findings with you and will take the time to discuss all of the treatment options that are available to you.
Our Bronx ophthalmologist at Vision Center of New York and the rest of our professional eye care team are committed to providing you with the high quality care you need and deserve. We offer exceptional eye care services to our patients. We use state-of-the-art technology and equipment to ensure that our patients receive the most advanced surgical techniques and treatments available today. When you come to our office you will be treated in a friendly manner. Our caring team of professionals offers a full range of eye care services that includes the latest treatments for: Cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, dry eyes, eye trauma, Lasik Vision Correction, Macular Degeneration and Glasses Evaluation. When you choose to be a patient of ours, you are choosing the best and most advanced eye care services available today. We are truly dedicated to our patients. Call us to schedule your first appointment with us today. We look forward to helping you to obtain the best optical health possible.