What is Geographic Atrophy?
It is the dry, advanced form of age-related macular degeneration and impacts millions of people around the world and is one of the leading causes of adult blindness. The disease targets the retina, causing the gradual loss of cells in the central part of the retina responsible for detailed vision. Unfortunately, the resulting damage from the disease cannot be reversed with glasses or surgery.
Receiving a GA diagnosis can be a life-altering experience. As the disease progresses quickly, it is vital for patients to reach out to a retina specialist as soon as possible. Even if you don’t have noticeable symptoms, GA will continue to progress.