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Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Stay Ahead of the Curve: Diagnose Age-Related Macular Degeneration Early


Early Recognition for Maximal Vision Retention

Age-related macular degeneration is one of those eye diseases which feels no need to tell you that it has arrived. Much like glaucoma, it shows very few symptoms during its early stages, and by the time you notice the effect on your vision, your sight will be at least partially compromised.

Because there is no single trigger or cause of AMD, annual eye exams are the only way to spot and diagnose the condition early. Using the advanced imaging technology at Chestermere Optometry, we can make a diagnosis months – perhaps years – before your vision would normally be affected.

Causes and Treatments for Age-Related Macular Degeneration

It is a naturally occurring degradation of the macula over time, and there’s no single trigger other than age. White and Asian individuals are more likely to develop the disease, due to genetics.

In Dry ARMD there is a thinning of the retinal pigment epithelium, as well as the accumulation of deposits called drusen. These both impair the retinas ability to see clearly. It does not typically progress as quickly as wet ARMD, but can still lead to vision loss.

New blood vessel growth at the macula causes leakage and bleeding which can severely impair vision.

Unfortunately there is no cure for either form of ARMD, though injections can be used for wet ARMD in attempt to seal off any leaking blood vessels. This can occasionally reverse some lost vision, but may be the most suitable option for retaining as much vision as possible. Dietary changes and eye nutritioncan also go a long way in preventing progression of the disease.

Locating ARMD Requires Mastery of Digital Imaging


Drs Sanchez and Dr Haslam are experts in assessing images of your eyes and locating the tell-tale signs of serious eye diseases, using advanced imaging equipment like the ocular coherence tomography. Since the damage occurs around the macula, the retina in this part of the eye is examined in detail. We will also assess your visual acuity to see if your eyesight has been affected.

Our Location


Chestermere Optometry

We are located in Chestermere, AB, in the Chestermere Station Plaza. You will find us in between Gillette’s Fabricare and Domino's Pizza, close to Safeway. Chestermere is conveniently located only 5 minutes from Calgary, and close to Strathmore, Langdon and Indus.

Hours of Operation

Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM / 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

Address & Contact Information:

110 - 175 Chestermere Station Way
Chestermere, AB, T1X0A4

(403) 229-2020
(403) 229-2032

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