Eye Illnesses – Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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A skilled eye surgeon, Dr. Roger T. Adler treats patients with macular degeneration and other eye diseases at Bond Eye Associates in Central Illinois. Before establishing himself, Dr. Roger T. Adler completed his retina surgery fellowship in Atlanta, Georgia.

When physicians diagnose patents with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), it means that the macula, a part of the retina, has begun to degrade. The macula is composed of light-sensitive cells that help the brain interpret fine detail. These cells are far more sensitive than other retinal cells. When the macula breaks down, people with AMD experience the gradual loss of their central vision.

As people get older, their risk for AMD goes up. Scientists have yet to find the precise cause of the disease, though there does appear to be a genetic component in some cases. People can help reduce their risk of AMD through lifestyle modifications like quitting smoking. Those who smoke tend to develop AMD earlier and have worse symptoms.

Other lifestyle changes that can lower AMD risk include pursuing a healthier diet rich in vegetables and omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to help strengthen the macula.

Bond Eye Associates is your path to clearer vision.

For more information about Bond Eye Associates please visit our website at http://www.bondeye.com or call 309.692.2020. Bond Eye Associates is a medical group practice that brings full-service eye care to Central Illinois. Eye care services are provided by three physicians, four optometrists and a staff of more than 40. Bond Eye Associates has offices located in Pekin, Peoria and Canton.

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