Early Detection & Eye Exams Needed to Prevent Macular Degeneration Vision Loss
"As Prevent Blindness America has designated February as National Age Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month, on behalf of the eye doctors at D'Ambrosio Eye Care we want to stress the need for regular eye exams to ensure early detection of macular degeneration as the key to preventing vision loss," shared Massachusetts Ophthalmologist Francis D'Ambrosio Jr., M.D.
PR9.NET January 24, 2013 - Boston - "Patients-especially those 50 and over-need to know that age related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of visual impairment and blindness in Americans older than 50," explained Dr. D'Ambrosio Jr. "While it is not possible to actually cure AMD, our clinical experience demonstrates that with early detection, diagnosis and treatment when necessary we can be quite effective in helping patients prevent vision loss and in many instances we can help recover some lost vision."
It is advisable for everyone older than 50 to have a comprehensive, dilated eye examination every one to two years to ensure that AMD is detected as early as possible. If anyone in your family has macular degeneration it is critical to be seen even earlier and more often. "We want to be as certain as possible that if you are at risk for macular degeneration or show any signs of "Wet" AMD such as the growth of unwanted blood vessels under the retina-we make sure you have access to treatment with Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) inhibitor injections such as Lucentis® as soon as possible. By learning the symptoms to watch for, bringing to our attention and getting treatment as quickly as possible we can stop the blood vessel growth, reverse it and at a minimum prevent further vision loss and often actually improve vision," explained Dr. D'Ambrosio Jr.
Patients can also help to decrease their risk of developing age related macular degeneration (AMD) by not smoking, moderating alcohol consumption to less than 15g per day, eating a heart-healthy diet rich in fish, fruit and green leafy vegetables, avoiding foods with trans fats, exercising and controlling blood pressure and weight.
D'Ambrosio Eye Care is a leading practice serving the greater Boston and central Massachusetts area including Acton, Athol, Berlin, Bolton, Boylston, Boxborough, Chelmsford, Clinton, Concord, Fitchburg, Gardner, Greenfield, Groton, Harvard, Hudson, Lancaster, Leominster, Lexington, Littleton, Lowell, Lunenburg, Marlborough, Milford, Shelburne Falls, Shirley, Sterling, Stow, Sudbury, Templeton, Westminster, Westborough, Winchendon and Worcester, Massachusetts.
Staffed by a team of Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, Opticians, technical and administrative staff who provide eye examinations for adults and children, cataract surgery and intraocular lens implants (IOL), laser vision correction such as LASIK, diagnosis and treatment of cornea disease including cornea transplants, care for diseases of the retina including diabetes and age related macular degeneration and diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma as well as contact lenses, eyeglasses, eyewear and optical services.
To learn more about D'Ambrosio Eye Care you may visit http://www.dambrosioeyecare.com or http://www.facebook.com/dambrosioeyecare or follow our eye care blog at http://dambrosioeyecare.blogspot.com.
For additional information contact,
Judith Seppa, D'Ambrosio Eye Care, 479 Old Union Turnpike, Lancaster, Massachusetts 01523, Judith.Seppa@dambrosioeyecare.com, 1-800-325-3937.
SOURCE: Medical Management Services Group, L.L.C.
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D'Ambrosio Eye Care and its founder, Francis A. D'Ambrosio Jr., M.D. are pleased to have been serving the eye care needs of patients in greater Boston, Massachusetts for over 20 years. During that time, Dr. D'Ambrosio Jr. and his staff have developed and maintained a reputation for providing eye care in Boston based on several important core values and principles.
About Medial Management Services Group
In 2000 the Medical Management Services Group, L.L.C., a physician practice management company, introduced www.seewithlasik.com in order to provide eye care consumers with access to commercially unbiased patient education information in the area of vision surgery, including but not limited to laser eye surgery for the correction of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. The site is intended to offer eye care consumers information to be used in conjunction with examination and consultation provided by an eye care specialist, in order to help patients have a greater understanding of their condition and treatment options so that they can make informed choices. To that end, the site is intended to help patients identify practioners offering various services and treatments and an opportunity to learn about their experience, interests and credentials.
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