Raymond Pekala, MD
Board-Certified Ophthalmologist

215 White Horse Pike
Haddon Heights, NJ 08035
Phone: (856) 547-1646

99 West Gate Dr.
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
Phone: (856) 428-1400

Raymond Pekala, MD
Board-Certified Ophthalmologist

(856) 547-1646 215 White Horse Pike
Haddon Heights, NJ 08035

(856) 428-1400 99 West Gate Dr.
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

Macular Degeneration

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Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a degeneration of the central part of the retina responsible for fine visual acuity such as reading.  At its worst, it can rob you of your central vision leaving you with only your peripheral vision.

There are two types of AMD, dry and wet. The dry type can gradually decrease the central vision but good vision can usually be preserved with the use of certain vitamins and careful monitoring by examination and optical coherent tomography which we perform in the office. About 10% of the people with the dry type can develop the wet type which causes bleeding and swelling and can rapidly decrease your vision.  I work closely with my retinal colleagues so that you will be rapidly sent to them for subsequent treatment for wet AMD.