FOCUS CVISTONby Dr. Mark SkowronTHIS EYE DISEASE IS NOT EASY TO STOMACHThere are two forms of "age-related macular degeneration" (AMD), whichaffects the portion of the retina (the macula) and blurs the sharp, central vision.The "dry" type tends to progress more slowly than the "wet" type, which accountsfor approximately 90 percent of all cases of severe vision loss from the disease.The wet type involves abnormally growing blood vessels that cause the macula tobulge. While there are a number of treatments for wet AMD that will improve sightand prevent central vision loss from worsening, the disease may be averted bymaintaining normal weight. Overall, abdominal obesity is the second most importantenvironmental risk factor (after smoking) for progression to late-stage blinding AMD.Only a comprehensive dilated eye exam can detect AMD. To schedule anappointment for an eye exam, please call SKOWRON EYE CARE. We will explainevery exam and procedure and answer all of our patient's questions. Experience,commitment to technology, and a genuine concern for patient welfare enable all ofour doctors and our highly qualified staff to work together to consistently deliverquality, affordable eye care. At Skowron Eye Care, our mission is your vision.P.S. Obesity's link to the wet form of age-related macular degeneration has to dowith fat-rich diets, which can cause long-term, low-grade inflammation in the wholebody and eventually promote diseases such as wet AMD.SKOWRON EYE CARE370 N. York, Elmhurst, IL 60126630-834-6244www.skowroneyecare.comSM-CL1566828

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FOCUS C VISTON by Dr. Mark Skowron THIS EYE DISEASE IS NOT EASY TO STOMACH There are two forms of "age-related macular degeneration" (AMD), which affects the portion of the retina (the macula) and blurs the sharp, central vision. The "dry" type tends to progress more slowly than the "wet" type, which accounts for approximately 90 percent of all cases of severe vision loss from the disease. The wet type involves abnormally growing blood vessels that cause the macula to bulge. While there are a number of treatments for wet AMD that will improve sight and prevent central vision loss from worsening, the disease may be averted by maintaining normal weight. Overall, abdominal obesity is the second most important environmental risk factor (after smoking) for progression to late-stage blinding AMD. Only a comprehensive dilated eye exam can detect AMD. To schedule an appointment for an eye exam, please call SKOWRON EYE CARE. We will explain every exam and procedure and answer all of our patient's questions. Experience, commitment to technology, and a genuine concern for patient welfare enable all of our doctors and our highly qualified staff to work together to consistently deliver quality, affordable eye care. At Skowron Eye Care, our mission is your vision. P.S. Obesity's link to the wet form of age-related macular degeneration has to do with fat-rich diets, which can cause long-term, low-grade inflammation in the whole body and eventually promote diseases such as wet AMD. SKOWRON EYE CARE 370 N. York, Elmhurst, IL 60126 630-834-6244 www.skowroneyecare.com SM-CL1566828

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