Buchanan Optometrists

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Macular Degeneration - Age Related (Wet)

In wet age-related macular degeneration, abnormal blood vessels grow into the macula.

This is less common than dry macular degeneration and represents only 10-15% of all macular degeneration diagnosed.

These blood vessels leak blood or fluid which leads to scarring of the macula and rapid loss of central vision. Wet age-related macular degeneration can develop very suddenly. It can now be treated if caught quickly. Fast referral to a hospital specialist is essential. If you think you may have this, then you must go immediately go to your local emergency eye department. If you notice any unusual, sudden changes in your vision such as distortion, central blurring or central blind spots you can contact us on 01634 757227. We will examine your eyes and, if suitable, recommend Spectralis 4D OCT eye scanning which can see the earliest signs of wet macular changes. If necessary we can arrange an urgent referral to a macular specialist. If you can not contact us, do not delay, contact the local hospital eye department for advice. 

Regular eye examinations with Spectralis 4D OCT eye scanning

Having your eyes regularly scanned will help detect the earliest signs of change. Spectralis 4D OCT scanning helps spot the tiniest of changes first. If such changes are found and are treatable (in the case of wet macular degeneration) then early treatment can dramatically improve the effectivity of the treatment. If you have been diagnosed with macular degeneration, make sure you have your eyes examined and scanned once a year or immediately if you notice any visual deterioration.

The best OCT scan for detecting and monitoring Macula Degenration is Blue Peak Macular monitoring. Blue Peak Technology analyses the cellular activity of your retina, detecting retinal and macular degeneration earlier than ever before leading to more efficient treatment. Read more about Blue Peak Scanning and frequently asked questions here.

Call 01634 757227 and book an appointment for advanced macular screening today.

Retinal photograph multi colour image and Heidelberg Spectralis 4D OCT Optical Coherence Tomographer Eye Scan examination of macula to detect early wet and dry macula degeneration and diabetic retinopathy and oedema at opticians Buchanan Optometrists, Kent

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