Correcting Macular Degeneration with Contact Lenses … Maybe

It appears that vision impairment resulting from only dry macular degeneration can be corrected with the help of contact lenses. In dry macular degeneration, loss of central vision takes place following the thinning out of vascular tissues inside the eye. It is followed by the build-up of a pigment at the periphery of the eye and a combined effect of the two is gradual loss of central vision.

Treating dry macular degeneration would involve one simple step- the use of vision correction contact lenses. However, you have to ensure that you use contact lenses only when your eyes are perfectly free of the yellow deposit (degenerated tissue) that gets accumulated inside your eye.

You need to approach your eye doctor to get contact lenses to treat dry macular degeneration as these contact lenses are not available off-the-shelf. Since there is a lot of research and development required to make a perfectly fitting contact lens for this particular purpose, contact lens manufacturers initiate production only when an order is placed with them.

Eye doctors have also seen that people with dry eyes are more compatible in using contact lens which have lower water content.

These theories have been considered incorrect by many, as well as somewhat controversial, since the exact opposite has also been claimed by a few researchers.

A few practitioners have also claimed the lens tends to suit people better, especially for those with dry eyes, as it thickens over time.

It is also widely theorized that dry eyes and dry macular are also related to each other, though dry macular degeneration is a phenomenon that largely plagues the older age group of Caucasians over other races.

A known cure for having dry eyes is lachrymal or punctual occlusion through which you stop the tears from draining in our eyes to enable us to retain the moisture that occurs naturally in our eyes.

http://www.contactlenseclub.com/contacts/eye-health/problems/macular-degeneration-and-contact-lenses.htm
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