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Macular Degeneration in San Antonio, TX

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What Is Macular Degeneration?

A common eye condition that often comes with aging, macular degeneration is the deterioration of the center of the retina (called the macula), which is responsible for activities, such as reading, driving, and seeing fine details. Age-related macular degeneration generally affects individuals over the age of 50. There are two types of age-related macular degeneration: wet (rapid progression) and dry (slow progression). Without care, macular degeneration has the capability to cause vision impairment and even vision loss. There is no cure for either macular degeneration, but there are innovative and advanced treatments for wet macular degeneration that have the potential to delay or stop its progression. At Texas State Optical Bandera, our welcoming staff is highly trained in macular degeneration treatments to help you regain some of your lost vision or maintain your remaining functional vision. Schedule an exam with leading optometrist Dr. Victoria Perez at our San Antonio, TX practice to find out which treatment is best for your macular degeneration.

How Is Macular Degeneration Treated?

Our expert team can evaluate your macular health during an eye exam. Our team uses a number of best-in-class tests to diagnose macular degeneration. Some of these tests include:

  • Optical coherence tomography (OCT)
  • Pupil dilation
  • Macular grid

After one or more of these exams, we will have a better understanding of your condition and can create a treatment plan. There is no cure for macular degeneration; however, there are treatments available to reduce some of the symptoms. For early-detected wet macular degeneration, specialized injections are the ideal treatment method to prevent or slow the growth of abnormal blood vessels. For later-stage wet macular degeneration, laser surgery may be an option. This procedure involves cauterizing the blood vessels to keep them from bleeding or leaking into the retina. Although there isn’t a treatment available for the dry condition of macular degeneration, our team at Texas State Optical Bandera can recommend different types of low vision aids and therapies to help you continue to live an independent, full life.

I had a wonderful experience for my annual vision exam. Doctor Perez explained in details the results of the scans and the health and condition of my eyes. It was my first time at this location but certainly will continue to come here for my future eye exams and prescription glasses. The entire team is excellent and the friendly reminders are helpful to ensure timely arrival and keep track of appt. I am very happy with the entire experience. Thank you!

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Everyone at TSO Bandera is very professional and friendly. All my concerns were answered. Highly recommend TSO Bandera.

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Many thanks to the Dr. Perez and her truly professional staff @ Texas State Optical. Their excellent expertise and overall quality coupled with a great “service with a smile” attitude have secured us as customers. Way to go!!!

R.T. Google

Always a great experience! Very professional and efficient. The entire staff is very friendly. Highly recommend.

M.B. Google

I really love this place. I have been going here since I first moved to San Antonio and the staff has always been very kind and welcoming. There is rarely any wait time and they explain everything to you and make sure that you fully understand what's going on with your eyes as well as what to look out for in the future and what to be aware of. It's honesty the best experience I've had for an eye doctor.

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Prevent Ocular Health Issues

Identifying and treating macular degeneration as early as possible is vital in preserving your eyesight and ocular health in general. At Texas State Optical Bandera, we perform routine eye exams for all individuals and those who may be at an increased risk for developing macular degeneration or age-related macular degeneration. We can diagnose, treat, and help you manage this condition in order to slow or prevent ocular health issues or vision loss. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact our San Antonio, TX practice today.

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