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What is Macular Degeneration?

What is Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in people ages 60 and over. It occurs when the central portion of the retina, called the macula, begins to deteriorate.

There are two kinds of macular degeneration:

  • Dry- the center of the retina deteriorates. About 85-90% of cases are cause by dry macular degeneration.
  • Wet- leaky blood vessels grow under the retina. About 10-15% pf cases are caused by wet macular degeneration.

It is thought that combinations of generic and environmental factors are involved in the cause of macular degeneration, but it is not conclusively known.

Because the cause is not known, there is also no cure. But there are ways to reduce your risk of developing the disease:

  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Quit smoking. Smoking doubles the risk of developing macular degeneration
  • Protect your eyes from UV rays

There are also treatment options:

  • Laser therapy or surgery, which removes blood vessels and controls bleeding.
  • Vitamins and minerals in the AREDS formula, which is specially formulated to reduce disease progression.
  • Anti-angiogenic drugs, which are injected into the eye to block the development of new blood vessels and to stop the leakage caused by wet macular degeneration.

If you notice that there is something wrong with your vision, make sure to consult your optometrist or ophthalmologist.


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I’d like to convey to you how wonderful the aide Afia is for my mother’s care. She has been with her since last January and has become more than just a caregiver. She truly “cares” and is skillful in her abilities. My mom has had several health situations and her current health has improved to the best she has been in several years. Both her doctor and my family attribute a large part of that to Afia’s care. She is diligent about her diet and sleep patterns, and her “toileting” issues. All of this has contributed greatly to my mom’s overall improved health and her peace of mind as well as our family’s peace of mind. We cannot say enough about her. We are also very satisfied with Executive Care all the way around, from the billing department and everyone we speak with on the phone, very courteous and professional.
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It’s almost five years since we have been receiving caregivers through Executive Care, and I would like to take this transitional period to express our appreciation for the services you have provided thus far. We are particularly appreciative of the special attention and care Lili has given to our case. Lili has been very sensitive to our particular needs and it has been and remains important to us to have consistency in the arrangements by having Lili as our go-to person in light of Dr. E’s special needs. It is apparent that Lili has many other important responsibilities, so we wanted to thank Executive Care and Lili for the efforts she has made on our behalf.
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I have had business dealings with Executive Care for some time now and have invariably been very satisfied. The personnel have been considerate, trustworthy, capable and always responsive. They have provided a genuine physical and emotional lift to the patient, in my case an elderly, frail sister. I do not hesitate to recommend the organization for the services rendered.
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