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Macular Degeneration Bismarck, North Dakota ND

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3119 N. 14th Street
Bismarck, ND 58503
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Are you looking for help with Macular Degeneration here in Bismarck North Dakota?  The trained Ophthalmologists & Optometrists at Dakota Eye Institute in Bismarck can help you with your Macular Degeneration condition.

What Is Macular Degeneration?

Macular degeneration is a medical condition usually of older adults which results in a loss of vision in the center of the visual field  because of damage to the retina.

Age-related macular degeneration begins with characteristic yellow deposits in the macula (central area of the retina which provides detailed central vision, called the fovea) called drusen between the retinal pigment epithelium and the underlying choroid. Most people with these early changes (referred to as age-related maculopathy) have good vision. People with drusen can go on to develop advanced AMD. The risk is considerably higher when the drusen are large and numerous and associated with disturbance in the pigmented cell layer under the macula. Recent research suggests that large and soft drusen are related to elevated cholesterol deposits and may respond to cholesterol lowering agents.

Risk factors

    • Aging: Approximately 10% of patients 66 to 74 years of age will have findings of      macular degeneration. The prevalence increases to 30% in patients 75 to 85 years of age.

• Family history: The lifetime risk of developing late-stage macular degeneration is 50% for people who have a relative with macular degeneration, versus 12% for people who do not have relatives with macular degeneration, a fourfold higher risk.

Dakota Eye Institute is trained to handle Macular Degeneration conditions and we can help you if you have experienced any Macular Degeneration symptoms.   

Call us today at 701-222-3937 to set up an appointment for a consultation.
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