Macular Degeneration

  • The most common cause of blindness in those over 65 years of age.  

  • Due to breakdown of the central Retina (Macula), leading to decreased central vision. 

  • Dr. Pandya says ‘just like gray hairs and wrinkles, our risk of macular degeneration increases as we have more birthdays’. 

  • Family history, smoking and uncontrolled blood pressure can cause this to develop. 

  • We encourage you to quit smoking – a major modifiable factor in this condition. 

  • If you are over 50 years old and have a family member with Macular Degeneration, please contact Dallas Retina Center for an evaluation.    

  • Our goal is to maximize your vision and improve your quality of life.