If you or someone you know is affected by age-related macular degeneration (AMD), you understand how much it can impact the quality of day-to-day life. While the condition is mostly connected to aging, there are ways to prevent, treat, and slow the condition. Ophthalmologist Monika Fleckenstein, MD, is a specialist in degenerative retinal diseases with the Moran Eye Center. She explains the basics of AMD, ways to identify it early, and treatment options that can help patients with the condition enjoy a better quality of life.
People may often see little moving proteins—called floaters—in their eyes. Ophthalmologist Dr. Brian Zaugg explains what floaters are, why they occur, and why they generally occur more in older people. He'll also tells you some tips for managing floaters.
As your loved ones get older, there’s a good chance they will begin losing their vision, and in turn, their ability to drive safely degrades. But taking away the car keys from a loved one can be an emotional and challenging event. Lisa Ord, patient support program director for The Moran Eye Center, shares some practical strategies on this critical and potentially life-saving conversation.