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Recent Macular Degeneration News

Dr. Sax on WAMC Medical Monday

Our very own Dr. Sax was featured on WAMC Medical Monday, where he discussed everything from macular degeneration to diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein disease. If you missed the show you can still listen to it here. 

Why does my eye exam take so much time?

A. If your eye exam is taking more than an hour, you’re most likely having a dilated eye exam. During your dilated eye exam, both of your eyes will be inspected for any signs of vision problems and/or eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease and cataracts. The dilated eye exam is a […]Read More >

About Dry AMD (Age-Related Macular Degeneration)

Q. I was told I have dry AMD by my eye doctor. What is AMD? By: Heather S. Chang, M.D.  Board-Certified Ophthalmologist & Retina Specialist at Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region A. AMD is age-related macular degeneration. Although there are many types of macular degeneration, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is by far the most […]Read More >

Dr. Robert Sax on WAMC Medical Monday

Listen to Dr. Sax on WAMC Medical Monday. Dr. Sax an ophthalmologist, retinal specialist and director of retina services at Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region. He’s here to answer your questions about everything from macular degeneration to diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein disease. WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts.  

5 Tips to Help You Protect Against Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss, affecting more than 10 million Americans – more than cataracts and glaucoma combined. Seniors are at heightened risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness among older Americans. The disease damages central vision, limiting a person’s ability to read, write and recognize faces. […]Read More >