Macular disease, most commonly caused by age-related macular degeneration (MD), is a group of degenerative diseases of the retina that cause progressive, painless loss of central vision, affecting the ability to see fine detail, drive, read and recognise faces.
Macular disease is one of the leading causes of vision loss in Australia, and typically affects one in seven people over the age of 50. Although there is no cure for MD, there are several treatment options to help slow the progression, depending on the stage and type of the disease (wet vs dry).
Macular degeneration is typically caused by a combination of genetic strong genetic component and environmental factors. Age, smoking and poor nutrition (low in antioxidants) are also risk factors for developing the condition.
If you are concerned that you may be at risk of developing macular disease, please get in touch with the friendly team at EyeHub today.
Here at EyeHub, our lead ophthalmologist, Dr. Sonia Moorthy utilises a series of injections into the eye, which delivers a potent and effective drug, termed as Anti-VEGF treatment. This drug works by shutting down the leaky or abnormal vessels in the eye that are responsible for causing vision loss in patients with macular degeneration.
By utilising this treatment approach, we have been able to help many patients maintain their vision and improve their quality of life.
Find out more….. visit the Macular Disease Foundation website.
At EyeHub, we are passionate about providing our patients the best possible care. Led by experienced surgeon Dr Sonia Moorthy, our team provides a comprehensive service that covers all aspects of eye health.
We understand that everyone’s needs are different, which is why we take a personalised approach to every consultation. Whether you’re coming in for a routine check-up or dealing with a more complex eye condition, we will always take the time to listen to your concerns and answer your questions.
If you’re looking for specialist eye care on the Sunshine Coast, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.