Age Related Macular Degeneration

Age Related Macular Degeneration:

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a medical condition which usually affects older adults and results in a loss of vision in the center of the visual field (the macula) due to damage of the retina. Age-related macular degeneration occurs in two forms, “dry” and “wet”. It is the foremost cause of blindness and visual impairment in old adults 50 years and older. Macular degeneration can make it difficult or impossible to read, recognize faces, or watch TV, although some peripheral vision remains to allow other activities of daily life.

Age Related Macular Degeneration:

Aging: Approximately 10% of patients 66 to 74 years of age will have findings of macular degeneration. The prevalence increases to 30% in patients 75 to 85 years of age

Family history: The lifetime risk of developing late-stage macular degeneration is 50% for people who have a relative with macular degeneration, versus 12% for people who do not have relatives with macular degeneration.

Hypertension: high blood pressure

Smoking: Smoking tobacco increases the risk of AMD by two to three times that of someone who has never smoked, and may be the most important modifiable factor in its prevention. A review of previous studies found “the literature review confirmed a strong association between current smoking and AMD. … Cigarette smoking is likely to have toxic effects on the retina.”

Age Related Macular Degeneration Low Vision Devices:

Although Macular Degeneration causes damage to the retina, healthy tissue can remain. Dr. Azman utilizes the healthy tissue, to prescribe low vision telescope and/or microscope glasses to people with macular degeneration. With these low vision telescope and/or microscope glasses people are now able to enjoy their lives. Seeing your family members, reading, watching TV, using the computer, and driving is now an option for people suffering from Age Related Macular Degeneration.

Low Vision Rehabilitation Helps Macular Degeneration Patients See Better

Just because you have macular degeneration or other eye diseases like diabetic retinopathy doesn’t mean you must give up life’s pleasures like reading, watching your grandchildren across the room, or seeing signs at a distance. “People don’t know that there are doctors who are very experienced in low vision rehabilitation” says Dr. Thomas Azman, a low vision optometrist. “Our job is to figure out everything and anything possible  to keep a person functioning visually,” says Dr. Azman.

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Bonnie Dimuth, a low vision patient (pictured above), says “These telescopic glasses make driving much easier. I have to admit, I was a bit nervous about the way they looked, but now I am so happy with the way I see, I think they are beautiful.”

Call for a free consultation or to schedule a low vision refraction exam for low vision rehabilitation services with Dr. Azman.
1.866.269.3916 | www.LowVisionMD.org

Low Vision Specialists of Maryland and Virginia is a Member of the International Academy of Low Vision Specialists www.IALVS.com

Living with vision loss?

Envision a Pair of Glasses that Will Improve Your Way of Life

Ever look through a pair of field glasses or binoculars? Things look bigger and closer, and easier to see. Low Vision Specialists of Maryland and Virginia are using miniaturized binoculars and/or telescopes to help people with vision loss from the following conditions:

Macular Degeneration
: Wet or Dry
Diabetic Retinopathy
Stargardt’s disease
Glaucoma and other vision limiting conditions

 

Dr. Thomas Azman O.D.

Dr. Thomas Azman O.D.

Low Vision Specialists of Maryland and Virginia offer you a FREE telephone consultation with Dr. Thomas Azman, Low-Vision Specialists with over 38 years of experience. Dr. Azman provides low vision evaluations, designs customized prescription low vision glasses, low vision Nutritional Information, and offers House calls! Dr. Azman helps those with vision loss.

Low Vision Specialist of Maryland and Virginia

1-866-269-3916 | www.LowVisionMD.org

Dr. Thomas Azman O.D. IALVS, Low Vision Specialists

Dr. Thomas Azman O.D.

Dr. Thomas Azman O.D.

Thomas Azman, O.D. is a Baltimore based yet world renowned Low Vision Specialist dedicating his life to helping individuals of all ages who suffer from severe vision loss. For over 38 years, Dr. Azman has provided unique comprehensive low vision care to patients challenged by macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, stargardt’s, albinism, and retinitis pigmentosa. Dr. Azman sees those who have already been advised that there is nothing else that can be done for them and that eyeglasses will not help them see any better. With over 98% success rate, Dr. Azman has helped thousands of patients regain vision, independence and a quality of life they could only imagine. His patients now can drive, read their mail, write, paint, play cards, see a menu, recognize faces, watch TV, and enjoy live theater. Dr. Azman is known amongst his patients as the “Miracle Eye Doctor”. You can be assured from your first phone call, Dr. Azman and his personal staff will treat you with respect, compassion, and care. Dr. Azman is available for home visits through out Maryland and Virginia area. Call 1-866-269-3916 today for your appointment.

Low Vision Specialist of Maryland and Virginia
1-866-269-3916 | www.LowVisionMD.org

Do you have MACULAR DEGENERATION?

Reading using spectacles.

Reading using spectacles. (Photo credit: Community Eye Health)

You have options!

Dr. Thomas Azman is a low vision optometrist with over 38 years of experience in helping those with vision loss, and has a 98% success rate. We are happy to help you with a second opinion regarding your vision.


FREE TELEPHONE CONSULTATION
Dr. Thomas Azman will determine if you are a candidate for Low Vision Care:

1.866.269.3916 | www.LowVisionMD.org
Offices located throughout MD and VA:

Maryland Locations

Bel Air, Cambridge, Chestertown, Chevy Chase, Dundalk, Essex, Frederick, Glen Burnie, Laurel, Mt Airy, Pasadena, Pikesville, Poolesville, Silver Spring, Timonium, Towson, White Marsh

Virginia Locations
Alexandria, Arlington,Tysons Corner, Manassas, Falls Church

House Calls
Available in Maryland and Virginia