Age-Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Washington DC

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Visual Health Doctors Clarendon
(571) 482-5006
3012 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA
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$ 39 Eye Exams, 99 Contact Lens Package which includes eye exam, contact lens fitting and 6 months supply of Freq Asph
Hours
Monday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Visual Eyes Optometrists
(703) 829-7955
4018 Campbell Avenue
Arlington , VA
Hours
Monday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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VisualEyes Optometrists
(703) 829-5850
9600 Main St
Fairfax, VA
Hours
Monday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Sunday Closed
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Daniel M Berinstein, MD
(301) 315-2198
110 N Washington St
Rockville, MD
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The Retina Group Of Washington
Specialties
Ophthalmology

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Dr.NICK NEAGLE
(202) 898-1060
800 K Street Northwest #64
Washington, DC
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M
Speciality
Optometrist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Suresh R Limaye MD
(703) 931-1515
611 S Carlin Springs Rd
Arlington, VA
Specialties
Ophthalmology

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Nova Eye Care Center
(571) 336-6617
5901 Duke St
Alexandria, VA
Hours
Monday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday Closed
Saturday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Bifocals, Cataract Treatment, Color Contact Lenses, Contact Lens Fittings, Contact Lenses, Eye Disorder Treatment, Eye Doctors, Eye Exam, Eyeglasses, Glaucoma Treatment, Laser Vision Consultation, Transition Lenses

Visual Health Doctors of Optometry (Tysons Corner)
(571) 449-6939
1927 Old Gallows Road
Vienna, VA
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$ 39 Eye Exams, $ 99 Contact Lens Package which includes eye exam, contact lens fitting and 6 months supply of Freq Asph
Hours
Monday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Services
Bifocals, Cataract Treatment, Color Contact Lenses, Contact Lens Fittings, Contact Lenses, Designer Brand Eyewear, Eye Disorder Treatment, Eye Doctors, Eye Exam, Eyeglasses, Glaucoma Treatment, Opticians, Transition Lenses

Visual Health Doctors of Optometry (Fairfax)
(571) 357-3801
10782 Fairfax Blvd
Fairfax, VA
Promotion
$ 39 Eye Exams, $ 99 Contact Lens Package which includes eye exam, contact lens fitting and 6 months supply of Freq Asph
Hours
Monday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Bifocals, Cataract Surgery, Cataract Treatment, Color Contact Lenses, Contact Lens Fittings, Contact Lenses, Designer Brand Eyewear, Eye Disorder Treatment, Eye Doctors, Eye Exam, Eyeglasses, Glaucoma Surgery, Glaucoma Treatment, Opticians, Transition Lenses

Daniel Pluznik
(202) 296-4900
1133 20th St Nw
Washington, DC
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), the Silent Disease that Causes Loss of Sight

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Roughly 200,000 cases of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) get diagnosed each year. Age-related macular degeneration is the number one cause of vision loss in adults ages 60 and older. It affects the macula, the section of the eye that focuses on fine detail. As a result, AMD causes the loss of sharp, central vision which is necessary for normal, daily tasks such as reading and driving. This disease although it affects both sexes, it affects women more often than men, according to several large studies conducted by the Wills Eye Institute in Philadelphia.

Risk Factors 

Age is the greatest risk factor for AMD.  Aside from age other risk factors include:

  • Gender (AMD affects women more than men; women live longer)
  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • Family history 
  • Race (Caucasian adults are more likely to lose vision from AMD than African Americans).

The Silent Disease

AMD can sneak up on people because it can progress gradually, and does not involve pain. Because of these factors AMD can progress without being noticed until its too late, and can result in visual impairment in both eyes. That is why it is so important to get regular eye exams.

Early Detection is the Key 

Early detection can slow the loss of vision.

Treatment Options

Treatment options include:

  • Drugs,
  • Laser therapies,
  • Vitamins and
  • Vision-assisting devices.

Thanks to technology there are many new treatments on the horizon. These include:

  • Anti-VEGF (Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor) drugs. Anti-VEGF drugs are designed to hinder new blood vessel formation, the cause of one type of AMD, and require regular injections into the eye. The newer drugs work by destroying strands of messenger RNA, which is responsible for producing harmful proteins. They require fewer injections.
  • Newer drugs, including small interfering RNA. Aimed at reducing the frequency of intravitreal injection of the older drugs.

Warning Signs

There are also warning signs associated with AMD. If you experience any of the following vision symptoms, contact an eye care specialist:

  • Lines or edges that appear wavy or distorted;
  • Blurry faces or difficulty seeing colors;
  • Dark or empty spaces that block the center of your vision;
  • Difficulty reading fine print or reading road signs from a moving v...

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