Macular Degeneration is typically described as a disease that produces deposits of material in the macula, the center seeing portion of the eye. In advanced cases, patients lose their central vision but usually maintain their peripheral vision. Regular eye examinations can detect early signs of macular degeneration. Just like glaucoma, most patients will not experience symptoms of macular degeneration until the disease is advanced. However, routine eye exams such as the one performed by Dr. Nijm can detect early changes suggestive of macular degeneration and make recommendations to help slow the progression of disease.
If you have a family history of macular degeneration or would like to be screened for macular degeneration, please call today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Nijm at 630-393-7100.