The macula is the center of vision that is responsible for fine detail. Macular degeneration is a leading cause of vision loss in Americans over the age of 60. The diagnosis of macular degeneration is made during a dilated eye exam.

There may be protein deposits, called drusen, or the presence of abnormal blood vessels or leakage. In order to see more clearly what is taking place in the retina, we perform additional tests to see more clearly what is happening in your retina. The tests performed at Elmquist Eye Group are non-invasive and painless. Depending on the findings and severity, you may be referred to a retinal specialist for treatment.

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