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Coppell Optometrist | Coppell Macular Degeneration | TX | Wilken Family Eye Care |

 

  Wilken Family Eye Care’s mission is to provide the highest standard of service and quality in eye care and  eye wear by utilizing technology, personal attention and integrity.  We strive to form lifelong relationships by keeping the patient’s best interest in mind.

We hope you will allow our family to become part of yours by trusting us with all your eye care needs.


Stephanie Wilken, OD Receives 2016 and 2017 Best of Coppell Award by Best of Coppell Award Program

755 N. Denton Tap Rd
Coppell, TX 75019
972-459-3300
Macular Degeneration

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Often referred to as AMD or ARMD (for age-related macular degeneration), macular degeneration is a relatively common problem for people as they age. The macula is a part of the retina. A healthy macula is necessary for centralized vision and focus necessary to effectively read or drive. When the macula begins to deteriorate, central vision loss can occur.

 
Coppell Optometrist | Coppell Macular Degeneration | TX | Wilken Family Eye Care |

There are two types of macular degeneration, wet and dry. Wet macular degeneration is neovascular, meaning that blood vessels begin to grow in an area where they should not. In wet macular degeneration, new blood vessel growth occurs in the macula. Wet AMD may lead to blind spots in the central vision. Dry macular degeneration is non-neovascular and is characterized by a thinning of the macula and accumulation of pigment in the macula. While dry macular degeneration is not as severe as wet macular degeneration, it can lead to ventral vision loss. Dry AMD may lead to wet AMD (and does in about 10% of cases).

Although macular degeneration cannot currently be cured, treatment options do exist. Treatments are aimed at slowing the progression of the disease and improving vision when possible.

If you are experiencing blurring or loss of central vision in either eye, contact our office to visit with an experienced eye care professional today.

 
 
 
Coppell Optometrist Wilken Family Eye Care is a certified Optometrist specializing in Macular Degeneration, Cataracts, Glaucoma, eyecare, lasik and much more in Coppell, TX. We also do Home, Fitting and Adjusting, Frames, Kids Frames, Lenses, Reading Glasses, Bifocals, Contact Lenses, Sunglasses, Accessories, Progressive (no-line) Lenses and all work related in the 75019 area and surrounding areas in Coppell

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