February is Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

Please have a dilated exam this month, do something special for your eyes. 

Age-Related Macular Degeneration is a progressive disease of the retina that causes painless loss of central vision. It affects the ability to see fine detail, drive, read and recognize faces.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 1.8 million people have AMD, and another 7.3 million are at substantial risk for vision loss from AMD. With the rapidly aging U.S. population, this number is projected to increase to almost 20 million by the year 2020.