Macular Degeneration Brookfield

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Around 11 million Americans have macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness. At Milwaukee Eye Surgeons - Eye Doctor in Brookfield, Wisconsin, Kenneth Weinlander, MD, offers expert diagnosis and treatment for macular degeneration. If you're concerned about macular degeneration or are due for an eye exam, call Milwaukee Eye Surgeons or make an appointment online today.

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Macular Degeneration Q & A

The macula is the part of your retina that controls your central vision. Macular degeneration is an age-related condition that damages your macula, reducing your central vision.

There are two types of macular degeneration: wet and dry. Dry macular degeneration is the more common type, developing when your macula becomes thin, and clumps of proteins called drusen form on your retina. Dry macular degeneration builds gradually and doesn't cause noticeable symptoms right away.

Wet macular degeneration is less common, but it emerges more rapidly and is more severe. Wet macular degeneration develops when abnormal blood vessels in your retina leak blood and other fluids onto your macula, which causes scar tissue to form. While wet macular degeneration strikes more quickly than dry macular degeneration, you might not notice a problem until your vision is very blurry.

At Milwaukee Eye Surgeons, Dr. Weinlander provides comprehensive eye exams that include screenings for macular degeneration and other retinal diseases.

In addition to dilating your pupils for a retinal exam, he also uses optical coherence tomography (OCT) to examine and map your retinas. Dr. Weinlander might also ask you to look at an Amsler grid and identify any blurry, dark, or blank spots in your field of vision.

Wet macular degeneration treatment

There are a variety of treatments for wet macular degeneration. Dr. Weinlander works closely with retina specialists to provide you with the best treatment for your wet macular degeneration.

Dry macular degeneration treatment

Dr. Weinlander recommends dietary adjustments and supplements to protect your eye health and slow the progression of dry macular degeneration. Some of the vitamins and minerals are known to help with dry macular degeneration include:

  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Lutein
  • Zeaxanthin
  • Zinc
  • Copper

You should also incorporate more green, leafy vegetables, yellow fruits and vegetables, and fish into your diet.

In some cases, dry macular degeneration can convert to the wet form. Dr. Weinlander provides regular monitoring exams to help preserve your vision as long as possible.

Dr. Weinlander can perform intravitreal injections for exudative macular degeneration to help regain visual function. He will determine if this is the best treatment for your eyes during your comprehensive eye exam.

If you're concerned about macular degeneration or you’re due for an eye exam, call Milwaukee Eye Surgeons or make an appointment online today.

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"Dr. Weinlander is very knowledgeable, thorough and patient! He spent time helping me understand more about my eye health. I was very satisfied with the service I received."

- Brian K.

"Great location, nice office, and personable staff. It was easy to schedule and I was able to get a contacts and glasses prescription. All COVID measures were in place and everything was wiped down and sanitized so I felt super safe. Recommended this place to my mom and I will be visiting again."

- Julie E.

"Dr. Weinlander is incredibly knowledgeable and was able to take a more conservative approach to my eye problem where my regular optometrist wanted to do something that would have been painful and costly. I highly recommend setting an appointment at Milwaukee Eye Surgeons."

- Scott G.

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