This disease causes vision loss. It affects the center of your visual field. It usually affects both eyes, but in some people only one eye is affected. This type of degeneration is a gradual thinning and breaking down of the macula. The macula is part of the light-sensitive retina tissue that sees fine details in the center of your visual field.


Central geographic atrophy, the "dry" form of advanced AMD, results from atrophy to the retinal pigment epithelial layer below the retina, which causes vision loss through loss of photoreceptors (rods and cones) in the central part of the eye.


While no treatment is available for this condition, vitamin supplements with high doses of antioxidants, lutein and zeaxanthin, have been suggested by the National Eye Institute and others to slow the progression of dry macular degeneration and, in some patients, improve visual acuity.[1]


A product we recommend for Dry Eye is Fortifeye Fish Oil sold in our Port Richey office.


Normal Vision


Same view with age-related
Macular degeneration


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1.Tan JS, Wang JJ, Flood V, Rochtchina E, Smith W, Mitchell P. (February 2008). "Dietary antioxidants and the long-term incidence of age-related macular degeneration: the Blue Mountain Eye Study".
Ophthalmology. 115 (2): 334–41. PMID 17664009