Macular Degeneration

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What is Macular Degeneration?

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is one of the most common eye diseases affecting adults over the age of 55. It results from changes occurring at the macula due to ageing. The macula is the central area of the retina (the inner lining of the eye’s back wall) and is responsible for fine, detailed vision. AMD leads to blurring or distortion of central vision but can also be asymptomatic in the very early stages.

There are two forms: dry and wet AMD. Dry AMD is more common, with a milder and more gradual blurring of central vision. However, dry AMD can change into wet AMD (involving leakage of blood vessels of the retina), which is less common but causes more sudden changes in vision.

Diagnosing Macular Degeneration

We rely on several important tests for early diagnosis and monitoring of AMD:

  • a dilated eye exam helps us examine the macula
  • OCT scans take cross-sectional images of the macula, aiding us in detecting early signs of macular degeneration and especially in distinguishing dry AMD from wet AMD
  • fundus photography lets us identify and monitor changes in AMD over time

We watch for signs of Age-Related Macular Degeneration as part of every adult eye exam – one more reason it’s important to see us regularly.

Where to Find Us

We’re at the corner of Bath Road and Speers Boulevard, in Heritage Square Plaza.


6 Speers Boulevard, Unit O
Amherstview, ON K7N 1Z6



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Saturdays are open on alternate weeks. Please call to confirm.

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