Macular Degeneration Testing in Winnipeg

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Preserve Your Sight from Age-Related Eye Disease

It’s no secret that our vision changes as we age, but so does our risk of developing an eye disease. One of the most common eye diseases affecting older adults is age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which can lead to permanent vision loss over time.

By using AdaptDx technology, our team at See Eye Clinic can help determine how AMD has affected your vision and look for ways to manage the issue and preserve your sight.

The first step to getting the care you need is to book an appointment. Book yours today!

What Is the AdaptDx?

Historically, doctors attempted to detect signs of AMD by observing your macula and looking for drusen. Drusen is a yellow-ish deposit of lipids that can thin your macular as you age, leading to vision loss.

However, AdaptDx can help detect AMD even before drusen can develop, helping us respond to the condition more effectively and efficiently. 

AdaptDx measures how well your eyes can adjust in different lighting situations. If your eye struggles to adapt to darkness, it indicates AMD, and our team will get to work on creating a strategy to preserve your sight.

Macular Degeneration & Your Vision

So, what is AMD?

AMD is an eye disease that affects your macula as you age. Your macula is responsible for providing the crisp, central vision you use to read, write, and even recognize faces. However, damage to the macula is permanent and irreversible.

There are 2 types of macular degeneration. Both can cause permanent vision loss, but they do so in different ways. Before we can recommend a treatment, we first need to determine which type of AMD you have.

Dry AMD

Dry AMD is the most common version of the disease and the issue we’ll be testing for using the AdaptDx device.

This disease develops when small deposits of lipids, called drusen, develop in your macula. The drusen can thin your macula over time, leading to permanent vision loss.

We can also detect the existence of drusen using a retinal imaging device.

Wet AMD is far less common than its counterpart, but it’s responsible for up to 90% of AMD-related vision loss.

This disease develops when new, abnormal blood vessels form underneath the retina. However, these vessels break easily and can leak blood and other fluids onto the macula, damaging it. In some cases, wet AMD can cause sudden symptoms like blurry vision or sudden vision loss, meaning it should be treated as an eye emergency.

How Can We Help?

Depending on the type of AMD you have and how severe it is, we could recommend various strategies to help preserve your vision. Some of these strategies could include:

  • Prescription eye drops
  • Anti-VEGF therapies and injections
  • Gene therapy
  • Oral medications

If you have a risk of developing AMD, or have a family member living with AMD symptoms, please book an appointment with us today. We’ll be happy to diagnose this issue and find ways to preserve you or your loved one’s sight today.

Where To Find Us

Our Address

  • 620 Leila Ave.
  • Winnipeg, MB R2V 3N7

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Our Hours

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

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