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Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a disease caused by damage or breakdown of the macula, the small part of the eye’s retina that is responsible for central vision. This condition affects both distance and close vision. Macular degeneration is the leading cause of severe vision loss in Caucasians over the age of 65. There is no cure for macular degeneration.


There are 2 forms of macular degeneration, wet and dry. Some patients with the wet form, which is far less common than the dry form, can benefit from a laser treatment to stabilize their vision loss. There is no treatment for the dry form of macular degeneration. However, certain antioxidant vitamins and zinc may reduce the impact of AMD in some people with the disease. A dietary supplement with vitamins C, E, beta carotene, zinc and lutein may lower some patients risk of disease progression. Vitamin supplements are not a cure for AMD, nor will they restore vision already lost from the disease. However, they may play a role in helping some people at high risk for advanced AMD to maintain their vision.

LASIK/Laser Eye Surgery, Manchester CT.

LBecause we aim to please our patients Manchester Ophthalmology LASIK is affordable. We offer advanced technology and one of the most experienced LASIK surgeons in Connecticut. When you choose to have LASIK with Dr. Petashnick you are guaranteed a combination of experience and laser technology that is of the highest quality.


You can NOW enjoy the benefits of improving both near vision and far vision after cataract surgery!

Dr. Petashnick is proud to offer the latest in Multifocal IOL technology. Manchester Ophthalmology offers our patients options for multifocal lens implants after cataract surgery to reduce dependence on glasses. If you think you may be experiencing the early stages of cataracts please call us and inquire about this breakthrough Multifocal IOL technology.



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