Age-Related Macular
Degeneration Treatment
in Fort Worth, TX

Our Macular Degeneration Doctors

Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a common, naturally occurring eye disorder that can result in vision loss. Our expert team at Alliance Vision Institute monitors for the two main forms of AMD, dry and wet, and are skilled in treating the condition and helping to prevent future damage to your eyes.

What is Age-Related Macular Degeneration?

AMD occurs when the body’s natural aging processes create wear and tear damage on the macula — the center of the retina that’s responsible for central vision, most color vision, and fine detail.

AMD is a common condition and the leading cause of vision loss for older adults. While it won’t cause complete blindness, it can affect your quality of life and make it harder or impossible to read, work, drive, or accomplish other parts of your day-to-day routine.

Age-Related Macular Degeneration Treatment in Fort Worth

Two Forms of AMD

The Most Common Form of AMD

Dry AMD

Dry AMD is the most common form of AMD, and affects the eye — and your vision — over time. There’s no true cure, but our doctors are experienced at identifying the condition and providing treatment to reduce its progression. Dry AMD may not present any symptoms until late in its progression, including wavy, blurred vision and central vision loss.

Wet AMD Treatment in Fort Worth

Wet AMD

Wet AMD is where abnormal blood vessels under the retina leak fluid, damaging the macula. Wet AMD is less common than dry AMD, but it’s more common for people with faster-acting wet AMD to experience central vision loss. Wet AMD typically occurs suddenly and progresses quickly, making pre-emptive prevention crucial.

Common Risk Factors & Causes of AMD

While you can control some common risk factors for AMD, like smoking and obesity, others may include:

  • Race: AMD is more common in Caucasians than other races.
  • Genetics: If you have a family history of AMD, you have a greater risk of developing it.
  • Age: Anyone over 50 is at risk for AMD.

The best way to prevent vision issues is by catching the condition early during an annual eye exam.

Common Risk Factors for AMD
Common Symptoms of AMD

AMD’s Common Symptoms

Initially, you may not notice many symptoms of AMD, which is why annual eye exams are important to monitor even subtle changes to your eye. If you notice any of the following, you should get an eye exam:

  • Blurriness, particularly in your central vision
  • Trouble seeing in low lighting
  • Less vibrant colors
  • Visual distortions, such as straight lines appearing wavy
  • A need for brighter light when reading or doing close-up work
  • Difficulty recognizing faces
  • Blind spots in your field of vision

AMD Testing
at Alliance Vision Institute

When you trust your AMD concerns to Alliance Vision Institute, our experienced team will use advanced diagnostic technology like Optical Coherence tomography (OCT) and Fundus photography to get a complete image of your eye and retinal health. This isn’t just thorough: it allows us to catch the earliest signs of AMD, years before it affects your vision.

As we continue to monitor your AMD’s ongoing progression, our staff will walk you through all your tests, and our doctors will be happy to explain your results and answer any questions you may have.

Macular Degeneration Near You

AMD can severely impact your vision if it goes unnoticed, but help is here for you at Alliance Vision Institute in Fort Worth, TX. We use supplements and specialized treatment plans to protect you against future vision loss and keep your eyes healthy for years to come. If our team recommends a more intensive solution like surgery to correct your AMD, you can trust that our ocular disease expert, Dr. Kenneth King, will make sure your personalized procedure brings the best results possible.

If you’re above 50 or have a family history of AMD, schedule a screening at Alliance Vision Institute. Your eyesight is too important to trust to anyone but the very best — and that’s what we provide for you!

Macular Degeneration Treatment in Fort Worth

TESTIMONIAL

We have trusted our vision care to Alliance Ophthalmology for 3 years. Well managed office/ great doctors/ excellent surgery coordinator.
Highly recommended.

– B.W.