Age related macular degeneration affects 1 in 10 adults over age 50 making it one of the leading causes of blindness. Think of vision as a gift – don’t throw it away!
Westchester Eyes has advanced macular degeneration diagnostic and treatment services with the addition of advanced eye-tracking technology in their testing. Dry macular degeneration is the most common form of the condition, accounting for about 90% of all cases – in this form, the macula thins due to age-related cell death, and debris begins to accumulate, blocking light from reaching the retinal cells.
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Westchester Eyes is led by Dr. Eric C. Rubinfeld, OD, and his team of optometrists Dr. Amy Mundanchira, Dr. Brooke Goonetilleke and Dr. Puja Patel. Westchester Eyes advanced macular testing technology includes the OPTOVUE iScan Automated OCT, Maculogix and HERU Dark Adaptation, LKC (ERG) Electroretinography as well as a bioscanner, Pro A Check Scanner, which measures the total carotenoid content in the human skin. These advanced tests provide key tools for the evaluation of macular degeneration, glaucoma, and various other retinal and optic nerve diseases. Early treatment options for early macular degeneration can be as simple as changes in diet, exercise coupled with ocular vitamins.
The incidence of macular degeneration in the U.S. is expected to grow over 8% annually for the next several years. As people age, their risk of developing macular degeneration (AMD) increases, leading to a greater demand for treatments and services to address the condition. Additionally, advances in medical technology have made diagnosis and treatment of macular degeneration more accessible and efficient, making it easier for people to get the care they need.
The clinical team at Westchester Eyes stresses that when macular degeneration goes untreated, it can cause permanent and irreversible vision loss. It can lead to a loss of central vision, which is necessary for activities such as reading, recognizing faces, and driving. It can also lead to a decrease in color perception and difficulty seeing in low-light conditions.
In addition to advanced diagnostic services, Westchester Eyes provides comprehensive eye exams, aesthetic eye care treatments, non-Lasik myopia correction, dry eye, and neurotrophic keratopathy treatments. Dr. Rubinfeld specializes in the treatment of ocular aesthetics and dry eye conditions and offers cutting-edge diagnostics and treatment for this and other ocular health conditions.
The doctors at Westchester Eyes give their patients an in-depth assessment and provide them with a personalized in-office treatment plan. The very friendly team is dedicated to improving the eye health and relieving any distressing or painful symptoms of all patients under their care.
One customer last week commented: “I am thrilled with this office and all of the doctors and assistants. Everyone is kind, professional and knowledgeable; the facility itself is filled with modern, state of the art equipment able to do both thorough eye exams and recurring treatment. I can’t imagine going anywhere else for my eye health.”
Do yourself a simple favor. Get checked out. Lifestyle adjustments are one thing, but blindness is quite another – and AMD happens to be the number 1 cause of blindness in Americans over 50.
Call 914-586-3937 or go to https://www.westchestereyes.com and check out for yourself the practices’ wide range of services and amazing technology.
Westchester Eyes (Yonkers)
598 Tuckahoe Road
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