Status Update - May 8, 2020 In response to the guidance provided by our local, state, and federal authorities and many national medical associations, we will carefully open our clinical practices and surgical centers. We want to do our part to help manage the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Should your eye care needs require our emergency attention please go to our location page for more information and availability. We have added additional measures to ensure the health and safety of our patients and staff CLICK HERE to find out more. We are requiring all patients to wear face masks or covering during visits. Stay tuned for the latest information on our status and additional guidance on our response to this health crisis.

Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration Treatment | Redding CA | Shasta LakeMacular degeneration is the number-one cause of blindness in the United States. It occurs when the macula - a part of the retina in the back of the eye that ensures that our vision is clear and sharp - degrades or “degenerates,” causing a progressive loss of vision.

The “dry” form of macular degeneration has no treatment, but the “wet” form may be helped by medical, surgical and laser procedures if it is detected early. Because of this, and because vision lost to the disease is irrecoverable, regular eye exams are highly recommended. Certain vitamins and minerals may also aid in slowing or preventing vision loss.

Symptoms often associated with macular degeneration include:

  • A gradual loss of ability to see objects clearly
  • A gradual loss of color vision
  • Distorted vision
  • A dark or empty area appearing in the center of vision

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