Macular Degeneration

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Macular Degeneration Treatment at the Eye Center of Northern Colorado

What Is Macular Degeneration?

The macula is a small area in the retina at the back of the eye that allows you to see fine details clearly and perform activities such as reading and driving. Macular degeneration is the deterioration or breakdown of the macula. It reduces vision in the central part of the retina; however, it does not affect the eye’s side or peripheral vision. Most people first develop the dry form of AMD which is caused by the formation of yellow drusen deposits under the macula (the central part of your retina). These deposits cause your macula to gradually dry out and weaken. As the macula deteriorates, you may experience:

  • Blurred/distorted vision
  • Dark areas in central vision
  • Straight lines appearing wavy

Patients with wet macular degeneration often require consultation with a retina specialist. Wet AMD occurs when abnormal blood vessels form under your retina. These delicate structures can leak blood or fluid into the retina causing rapid vision damage. There are new treatments including Avastin & Lucentis which have revolutionized care.

Why Choose us for Macular Degeneration Treatment?

Our fellowship-trained, board certified retinal specialists provide the highest-quality medical and surgical care. We use state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic equipment. We strive to provide the best personal care and achieve optimal vision outcomes. Our doctors see patients in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Greeley and work with referring doctors to provide care regionally in Northern Colorado, Eastern Colorado, Rocky Mountain Region, Southern Wyoming, and Western Nebraska.

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Meet Our Doctors

Ophthalmologists at the Eye Center of Northern Colorado are fellowship-trained and offer care in many areas of specialty, medical, and surgical care.

Patient Testimonials

If you have a baby with eye problems, this is the place to go and Dr. Patrick Arnold is the man to see. Our nine-month-old son has exotropia and today he had the surgery to help fix it. Everything went as perfectly as any parent sending their baby into surgery could possibly hope for. I’m mostly writing this review as a thank you to the nurses we worked with when we were in there.
Ashlie S.
Pediatrics Eye Care
I do a lot of outdoor activities in Colorado and with the dry air, my contact lenses were almost unbearable at times. That led me to looking in having LASIK surgery. The process was smooth and convenient. Now I can enjoy my activities with clear vision and pain free.
Dr. David Sehr
LASIK Surgery
Dr. Arnold has been our saving grace with our son. We were referred to him by our eye doctor in Cheyenne, WY when we could get to the bottom of why my son’s eye wasn’t healing from what we thought were scratches. He has taken such great care of our son. He is so patient and makes the young patients and their parents feel as ease. So thankful for him.
Jason R.
Pediatrics Eye Care
As a radiologist, my career depends on my vision. I had always wanted to rid myself of my glasses but was hesitant to take the plunge. After several of my partners had the procedure done and reported great results, I had my LASIK done with Dr. Robinson. After wearing glasses for 35 years, it is wonderful to be able to see the world without them.
Bruce Berkowitz, MD
LASIK Surgery



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