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Navigating Age-Related Macular Degeneration This Spring with Kung Eye Center

Spring in East Brunswick and Staten Island brings with it new beginnings. But as nature turns vibrant shades of green, maintaining clear and brilliant vision can be challenging, especially for those dealing with Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). As seasons change and our eye health evolves, it becomes pivotal to understand how to navigate conditions like AMD. At Kung Eye Center, led by the brilliant Dr. John S. Kung, MD, FAAO, FICS, we take the responsibility of your eye care, prevention, and treatment very seriously.

Age-Related Macular Degeneration is a prevalent eye condition that causes loss of central vision, specifically impacting the macula, the part of the retina responsible for our straight-ahead, detailed vision. It generally affects adults over 60, but early detection and intervention can slow its progression. AMD is a leading cause of vision loss in older adults, and in the spring season, changing atmospheric conditions can potentially aggravate this situation.

Can Seasonal Changes Pose a Challenge to AMD?

The balmy spring climate in the Northeast brings increased humidity and allergens. For those with AMD, spring may pose a challenge. Increased humidity can cause dry eyes, which makes sensitive AMD-affected eyes more uncomfortable. Pollen and other airborne allergens might exacerbate these feelings of discomfort. Our dedicated team at Kung Eye Center deeply understands this and is dedicated to formulating individualized treatment plans to help our patients address each one of their unique needs and concerns.

Preventative Measures

Prevention is key, and spring provides an excellent opportunity to establish new routines that can optimize your eye health. Incorporating foods rich in antioxidants and zinc into your meals can fortify eye health. Sunglasses are more than a fashion accessory; wearing sunglasses helps to protect your eyes from harmful UV light that can accelerate AMD and worsen your condition. And, of course, attending your regular ophthalmology appointments or taking the time to schedule an appointment with your ophthalmologist is crucial for monitoring your condition. Regular check-ups with Dr Kung or his colleagues at Kung Eye Center ensure potential AMD progression is diagnosed and addressed timely.

Personalized AMD Treatment

At Kung Eye Center, we offer a comprehensive range of treatment options for AMD, constituting the best of current research and medical advances. Our treatments are context-specific, and you can expect personalized care tailored to your unique needs.

Schedule a Consultation

Remember, early detection of AMD dramatically changes the prognosis of the disease, regular eye checks can ensure early-onset detection and treatment, and staying informed and proactive are all crucial steps in maintaining optimal eye health. Get started today by filling out an online contact form to schedule a consultation at Kung Eye Center!

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Please call our New York office at (929) 429-2928 or our New Jersey office at (732) 724-2535 with any questions you may have.