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Geographic atrophy is an advanced form of dry macular degeneration (AMD) that causes a black spot in central vision.

Reason for Geographic Atrophy

Our eyes need healthy photoreceptor cells (rods and cones) to gather incoming light and transmit images to the brain. In late stage dry AMD, protein deposits (drusen) forming on the macula (the central part of the retina) clump on the photoreceptor cells and cause them to die. When these photoreceptor cells are lost, central vision is lost. This is a slow process that will also begin to affect the visual cells in the retina.

Symptoms of Geographic Atrophy

  • Difficulty reading in dim lighting situations
  • Central vision loss
  • Black spot in central vision
  • Slower reading speed
  • Glare
  • No change in peripheral vision

Risk Factors for Geographic Atrophy

  • Aging (more frequent in a person’s 70s and 80s)
  • History of smoking
  • High blood pressure
  • Light colored iris
  • Genetics

Treatment for Geographic Atrophy

Unfortunately there is no treatment for this condition. Our Arizona macular degeneration doctors use autofluorescence imaging and high density optical coherence tomography techniques to monitor the progression of this disease to help protect vision for as long as possible.

If you are experiencing any change in your central vision, contact our macular degeneration doctors in Arizona to schedule an eye exam to identify the root cause of your vision problems.

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Goodyear

1626 N. Litchfield Rd. Suite 250
Goodyear, AZ 85395

Gilbert

3513 S. Mercy Road
Gilbert, AZ 85297

Mesa

1933 S. Alma School Road
Mesa, AZ 85210

Phoenix

1750 E. Glendale Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85020

Scottsdale

14500 Northsight Blvd Suite 121
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Peoria

15353 N. 91st Avenue
Peoria, AZ 85381

Prescott Valley

2517 N. Great Western Drive Suite K
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314

Prescott

1055 W Iron Springs Road.
Prescott AZ 86305

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545 N. Peart Road Arizona
Casa Grande, AZ 85122

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199 S. Candy Lane Suite 2A
Cottonwood, AZ 86326

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900 N. San Francisco Street
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Payson

302 W Main Street Payson
Payson, AZ 85541

Sedona

95 Soldiers Pass Rd A-1
Sedona, AZ 86336