Macular Degeneration Awareness in Baltimore

Baltimore Washington Eye Center, Maryland

Monday, February 3, 2014

Macular Degeneration Awareness in Baltimore

February marks the 2014 National AgeRelated Macular Degeneration (AMD) Awareness Month. Baltimore Ophthalmologist Brad Spagnolo, M.D. commented on Macular Degeneration (AMD). “Now more than ever we have to get Baltimore patients to be sensitive to their individual risk of developing age related macular degeneration (AMD) as we can offer a good many of them effective treatment options if we detect and diagnose their eye problem quickly,” said Dr. Spagnolo.

“What patients need to be aware of is that once you are over 50, it becomes increasingly important to have a thorough, comprehensive dilated eye exam every one to two years-and even more often if you have any family history of AMD or at the recommendation of your eye doctor. In addition, we now know more about the increased risk of AMD for smokers, those with other vascular disease and even those who drink too much alcohol,” shared Dr. Spagnolo.

If you or someone you know is concerned about their risk of age related macular degeneration (AMD)  you are encouraged to schedule an eye examination at Baltimore Washington Eye Center by calling 800-495-3937, visiting Baltimore Washington Eye Center or facebook.com/baltimorewashingtoneyecenter.

Baltimore Washington Eye Center is a leading eye care practice with office locations at 200 Hospital Drive, Suite 600, Glen Burnie, Maryland 21061 and River Hill Professional Center, 6100 Day Long Lane, Suite 207, Clarksville, Maryland 21029, serving the greater Baltimore and Washington, D.C. area.