Dr. Douglas Salm and Dr. James Syverud are proud to specialize in age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is a deterioration of the eye's macula, which is a small area in the retina — the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye. The macula is the part of the retina that is responsible for your central vision, allowing you to see fine details clearly. Many people are not aware that they have macular degeneration until they have a noticeable vision problem or until it is detected during an eye examination.
There are two types of AMD: wet and dry. Most people with AMD have the dry form. If you have the dry form, daily use of an Amsler Grid is an important part of monitoring your condition. You can ask your doctor for a grid, or you can print your own here.
Fortunately for people with wet AMD, there are a variety of treatments that may slow its progression. There are no treatments to reverse any deterioration of the macula, so early detection is key.
Information about the treatments we offer can be found via the following links:
Call (800) 344-4443 for more information or to schedule an appointment.