Treating Your AMD Needs
At Upper Richmond Optometry, we are passionate about treating age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in our community. From our dedicated staff to modern technology and treatment methods, we have earned the distinction of being named an AMD Centre of Excellence by the Macular Degeneration Association.
We are here to discuss all of your AMD questions or concerns. Contact us today to set up an appointment for a comprehensive eye exam and to talk about a personalized AMD treatment plan.
What Is AMD?
Age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, occurs when the macula of the eye becomes damaged due to age. The macula controls sharpness in your central vision—AMD can cause wavy or blurry vision and even vision loss in late stages if left untreated.
This is a common condition in older adults but can make it difficult to drive, read, or see faces clearly.
Supplements for AMD
Supplement options that we provide in our practice are clinically proven to help restore macular health. To learn more about MacuHealth supplements, take a look at this video.
Contact us today to discuss the MacuHealth range of supplements.
MacuHealth Vision Supplements are formulated to rebuild macular pigment to enhance your vision. MacuHealth uses all 3 macular carotenoids: lutein, meso-zeaxanthin, and zeaxanthin, which can help to maximize your macular pigment protection and help prevent AMD in the future.
MacuHealth Plus Supplements are meant for those who are already diagnosed with early to intermediate stages of AMD. MacuHealth Plus is formulated based on the AREDS2 study and has proven to protect vision and rebuild macular pigment using the triple carotenoid formula. This formula is formulated with lower levels of zinc than the original.
Technology We Use to Diagnose AMD
At our AMD Centre of Excellence, we use modern technology to diagnose our patients with AMD before it progresses into the later stages. This technology allows us to find treatment options for our AMD patients based on their unique needs.
Optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) is a retinal imaging system that takes cross-sectional images using light waves. This high-resolution imaging allows for a detailed and layered view of the retina, which helps to diagnose macular thinning or distortion related to AMD.
AdaptDx Pro uses technology and eye tracking to capture dark adaptive functions. To capture this, you would normally need a dark room, but AdaptDx Pro eliminates the need for this by creating a light-proof seal.
Macumira for AMD
Macumira is Canada’s first clinically proven and approved treatment for dry AMD. The device uses microcurrents and patented waveforms to help improve cellular function and clear drusens.
In a clinical trial, 48% of patients improved by at least 10 letters of the acuity chart, and all patients showed improvement overall.
Visit Our AMD Centre of Excellence
Talk to us about our modern approach to diagnosing and treating all stages of AMD. Book an appointment today to get started.