Macular Degeneration

How do we handle Macular Degeneration?

The doctors at Fier Eye Care & Surgery Center are expertly trained in the diagnosis and treatment of retinal and macular diseases. Our staff includes Dr. Kevin Kelly, Fellowship trained Retina and Vitreous surgeon, to manage treatment of these issues.

Dr. Kelly employs the latest technologies such as Fluorescein Angiography with Digital photography and Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) to pinpoint the diagnosis and plan treatments for your eyes without having to be referred outside the practice.

The practice has an onsite laser for various treatments and uses the latest painless intraocular injectable medicines (Avastin, Eylea and Lucentis) to provide amazing results in managing macular disease.

You will find that Dr. Kelly is easy to talk to and will fully explain your options in a way that is easily understood. He is truly an asset to Fier Eye Care & Surgery Center and to our community.

What is a Macular Degeneration?

Age-related macular degeneration, often called AMD or ARMD, is the leading cause of permanent vision loss and blindness among Americans who are age 60 and older.

AMD is a degeneration of the macula, which is the part of the retina responsible for the sharp, central vision needed to read or drive. Because the macula primarily is affected in AMD, central vision loss may occur.

Macular degeneration is diagnosed as either dry (non-bleeding) or wet (bleeding). The dry form is more common than the wet form, with about 85 to 90 percent of AMD patients being diagnosed with dry AMD. The wet form of the disease usually leads to more serious vision loss if left untreated.