Age-related macular degeneration: Evaluation and treatment
Darius M. Moshfeghi, MD
Cole Eye Institute, The Cleveland Clinic
Hilel Lewis, MD
Professor and Chairman, Division of Ophthalmology; Director, Cole Eye Institute, The Cleveland Clinic
Address: Hilel Lewis, MD, Cole Eye Institute, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, I30, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
ABSTRACTAny patient age 50 or older with distorted vision or vision loss may have age-related macular degeneration and should be immediately referred to an ophthalmologist. Early diagnosis and treatment are essential to preserve the current level of vision. We outline risk factors, clinical signs, what happens to the retina, and what treatments are currently available, as well as recommendations about vitamin and mineral supplementation.