Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration

Service Type
Body

Macular degeneration is when the retina tissue that lines the back of the eye wears down. This tissue, called the macula, sends visual signals to the brain. Macular degeneration causes a gradual loss of sharp, central vision. The condition is mainly a disease of aging. In rare cases, it can occur in younger people.

Macular Degeneration Types

There are two types of adult (or age-related) macular degeneration (AMD):

Clinical Practice Terms
Paul A. Yates

Paul A. Yates, MD

Title:
Associate Professor
Division:
Ophthalmology
Primary Location:
Eye Clinic Northridge
Phone:
434.924.5485
Eugene (Yevgeniy) Shildkrot

Eugene (Yevgeniy) Shildkrot, MD

Title:
Associate Professor
Division:
Ophthalmology
Primary Location:
Eye Clinic
Phone:
434.924.5485
Alice Y. Zhang

Alice Y. Zhang, MD

Title:
Instructor
Division:
Ophthalmology
Primary Location:
Eye Clinic Northridge
Phone:
434.924.5485
Michael Cusick

Michael Cusick, MD

Title:
Assistant Professor
Division:
Ophthalmology
Primary Location:
Eye Clinic Northridge
Phone:
434.924.5485
Krishi V Peddada

Krishi V Peddada, MD

Title:
Instructor
Division:
Ophthalmology
Primary Location:
Eye Clinic Northridge
Phone:
434.924.5485