Macular Degeneration Services | Fairbanks, AK

Macular Degeneration Services

Macular degeneration is a common eye condition among people age 50 and older. It is a leading cause of vision loss in older adults. It gradually destroys the macula, the part of the eye that provides sharp, central vision needed for seeing objects clearly.

Macular degeneration can be categorized as:

  • Dry macular degeneration
  • Wet macular degeneration

If a patient notices abrupt vision change, rapid evaluation and possible intervention is important to give the patient the best chance to optimal management.

How is wet macular degeneration treated?

  • Avastin, Lucentis, and Eyela, are all injection treatments offered for wet macular degeneration. With wet macular degeneration, abnormally high levels of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) are secreted in your eyes. This substance promotes the growth of new abnormal blood vessels. Anti-VEGF injection therapy can block the effects and slow the progression of wet macular degeneration.
 
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Mon-Fri: 8am – 5pm
Sat / Sun: Closed

Optical Hours

Appointment Only

Our hours are back to:
8am to 5pm Monday-Friday
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Optical is open by appointment only.

As of 5/4/2020, we are scheduling ALL types of exams, as we are no longer restricted to urgent/emergent visits only. We will gladly continue to schedule telemedicine appointments when possible and at our patient’s request. We are following state mandates and social distancing protocols, and continue to put great efforts into cleaning and sanitizing to keep our patients and community safe and healthy. Please call 907-328-2920 to schedule an appointment