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Macular Degeneration Care at Top One Optometry

Macular degeneration, a major cause of vision loss, affects the macula, the central part of the retina responsible for sharp, detailed vision. Recognizing the symptoms early and getting a precise diagnosis are crucial steps in managing this condition effectively. Top One Optometry stands at the forefront of eye care, providing comprehensive assessments to diagnose macular degeneration and develop personalized treatment strategies aimed at preserving vision and enhancing quality of life..

Two types of Age-related Macular Degeneration

  1. Dry Macular Degeneration
    Dry macular degeneration is the more common type. It happens when the macula, the part of the eye responsible for sharp central vision, gradually breaks down over time. This deterioration often leads to a slow loss of central vision and can cause blurred spots or distortions.
  2. Wet Macular Degeneration
    Wet macular degeneration is less common but more severe. It occurs when abnormal blood vessels grow beneath the macula, leaking fluid and blood into the eye. This can cause sudden changes in vision, like seeing wavy lines or experiencing blind spots, and can lead to rapid and severe central vision loss if not treated promptly.

Identifying Symptoms

  • Blurred Vision: Central vision may become blurry, making it difficult to see objects clearly.
  • Distorted Vision: Straight lines may appear wavy or crooked, which can affect reading or recognizing faces.
  • Decreased Color Perception: Colors may appear less vibrant or vivid, affecting color vision.
  • Increased Sensitivity to Glare: Bright lights may cause discomfort or glare, impacting visual clarity.
  • Difficulty Adapting to Low Light: Adjusting to low-light conditions may become challenging.
  • Gradual Loss of Central Vision: Over time, the central vision may deteriorate, affecting daily activities such as reading, driving, or recognizing faces. Dark spots or empty areas may develop in the center of vision, creating blind spots.

These symptoms often develop gradually but can significantly impact daily activities, making early detection vital.

Risk Factors of Macular Degeneration

  • Age (risk increases with older age)
  • Family history of macular degeneration
  • Cardiovascular diseases, such as hypertension
  • Prolonged exposure to sunlight or ultraviolet (UV) radiation

Diagnostic Process at Top One Optometry

Top One Optometry utilizes state-of-the-art diagnostic tools to accurately detect macular degeneration. Our approach includes:

  • Detailed Visual Acuity Tests to assess how well you can see at various distances.
  • Amsler Grid Test, helping identify any distortion or blurriness in your central vision.
  • Fundus Camera to capture detailed images of the back of the eye, including the retina, optic nerve, and blood vessels.

Personalized Care and Management

Following diagnosis, our team at Top One Optometry works closely with patients to create individualized management plans. While there is no cure for macular degeneration, early intervention can slow its progression. Our recommendations may include lifestyle adjustments, dietary changes, and specific supplements to support eye health or referral to Ophthalmologist for severe cases.

Why Choose Top One Optometry?

Choosing Top One Optometry for your eye care needs means receiving care from experienced professionals dedicated to using the latest technologies and research in the field. We understand the challenges posed by macular degeneration and are committed to providing compassionate support and effective management strategies.

At Top One Optometry, we are your partners in eye health, offering advanced diagnostic capabilities and personalized care plans to help manage macular degeneration. Trust us to guide you through the diagnosis and management of this condition, focusing on preserving your vision and quality of life.

Our Branches

Puchong

No. 80G, Jalan Bandar 2, Pusat Bandar Puchong, 47100 Puchong, Selangor

Opening hours: 
Monday- Saturday: 9.30am – 8pm
Sunday: 9.30am – 1pm

Phone: +603-58825787

Directions to our Puchong branch

Seri Kembangan

No. 37, Jalan BS 4/1, Taman Bukit Serdang, 43300 Seri Kembangan, Selangor

Opening hours: 
Monday- Saturday: 9.30am – 8pm
Sunday: 9.30am – 1pm

Phone: +6013-8362378

Directions to our Seri Kembangan branch

Ampang

No. 3, Jalan Bunga Tanjung 9c, Taman Putra, 68000 Ampang, Selangor

Opening hours: 
Monday- Saturday: 10am – 7pm
Sunday: 10am – 3pm

Phone: +603-42856944

Directions to our Ampang branch

Taman Equine

No. 37, Jalan Equine 9, Taman Equine, 43300 Seri Kembangan, Selangor

Opening hours: 
Monday- Saturday: 10am – 7pm
Sunday: 10am – 1pm

Phone: +603-89586661

Directions to our Taman Equine branch

UCSI, Cheras

UCSI Eye Centre
Block A, Ground Floor, UCSI University,
No.1, Jalan Menara Gading,
UCSI Heights, Taman Connaught,
56000 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 
Monday- Friday: 9am – 6pm
Saturday – Sunday: Closed

Directions to our UCSI, Cheras branch