Are you looking for an optometrist in Sacramento who can help with conditions such as macular dystrophy? The vision team at Arena Eye Care Optometry can assist you with diagnostics and treatments for serious conditions such as this. Keep reading to learn more about macular dystrophy and how we can help in Sacramento CA, and the surrounding areas.

Understanding Macular Dystrophy

Inside the eye, there is light-sensitive tissue known as the macula. It is found in the central part of the retina. This tissue holds photoreceptors that give the eyes the ability to see color and objects. If this tissue begins to degenerate, your vision will suffer. If left untreated, this condition can lead to blindness.

Causes

This condition is often the result of a genetic mutation. This mutation will break down the cells of the macula.

Early Signs 

This is a progressive condition, which means that it will grow worse over time. Some of the early symptoms to look for can include:

  • Dark spots appearing in the morning
  • Objects disappearing or moving
  • Words disappearing when reading
  • Distorted lines
  • Light sensitivity

Diagnostics and Treatment

Although there is no cure for this condition, an optometrist from our practice can diagnose this problem with an eye exam and develop a treatment plan to slow the progression, depending on the type. We have the knowledge and diagnostic tools at our facility to properly diagnose macular dystrophy. Our eye doctor can discuss different treatment methods with you. It is very important that you do not ignore the early signs of this condition. Early intervention by our eye doctor is crucial to protecting your eye health and your long-term vision. Staying up to date on your annual eye exam is a great way to detect conditions such as this.

Contact Us for More Information an Optometrist from Our Practice

If you would like to learn more about our optometry services, please call us at 916-419-8167 Arena Eye Care Optometry, serving Sacramento CA, and the surrounding areas. We will be happy to answer your questions and schedule you an appointment

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Monday
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