Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration affects more than 10 million Americans and is one of the leading causes of severe vision loss for those ages 55 and older.

It is a deterioration or breakdown of the macula, a small area in the retina at the back of the eye that allows you to see fine details clearly. When the macula does not function correctly, blurriness, dark areas or distortion can affect your central vision. Macular degeneration affects your ability to see near and far, and can make many activities, such as reading and driving, difficult or impossible.

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Many older people develop macular degeneration as part of the body’s natural aging process. There are 2 types of macular problems, Dry and Wet. Most patients have the Dry form which progresses slowly. The Wet form occurs in approximately 10% of patients and can cause a sudden loss of vision. Risk factors for macular degeneration can include family history, smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity and having light eye color.

Early detection is critical to treating macular degeneration. Dr. Richard Adler, Board-Certified Ophthalmologist and a specialist in macular degeneration, strongly urges patients to have regular, routine eye exams to make early detection possible.

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If you are ready to improve or preserve your vision and eye health, the practice and surgeon you select are your most important decisions. To be confident with your results, you must have confidence in your medical team.

With credentials from such esteemed institutions as the University of Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins Medical Institute, Board-Certified Ophthalmologist Dr. Richard A. Adler is renowned for providing his patients with compassionate care and excellent outcomes for common conditions affecting eye health, including cataracts, diabetes, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. Specializing in the management of Dry Eye Disease, corneal diseases, and laser vision correction, Dr. Adler is a nationally-recognized speaker on the topics related to eye disease and regularly lectures practicing ophthalmologists and optometrists on related topics. Read full bio.

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Our practitioner who specializes in Macular Degeneration

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Dr. Richard A. Adler

Board-Certified Surgeon & Ophthalmology Specialist

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