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Geographic Atrophy

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.

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What are the symptoms of GA?

GA can produce different symptoms, including:

  • Blurry spots
  • Colors appear washed out or dull
  • Blurred vision
  • Difficulty seeing in the dark
  • Straight lines appear crooked

More generally, GA causes central vision loss, making normal activities such as reading, recognizing faces, driving, and working extremely difficult. It’s important to discuss any changes in vision with your doctor right away as GA can affect people differently.

What is SYFOVRE?

The first, and only, FDA-approved treatment for GA, SYFOVRE, works to regulate the overactive part of the immune system in your eye contributing to the progression of GA. Clinical trials have shown that SYFOVRE can significantly slow the progression of GA, which can help preserve a person’s vision and quality of life.

Who can administer SYFOVRE?

OCLI Vision’s retina doctors are at the forefront of the treatment of GA and are proud to offer SYFOVRE to their patients. OCLI Vision’s retina doctors have extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of all forms of macular degeneration and are committed to helping their patients preserve their vision and quality of life.

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with GA, it is important to seek treatment from a qualified retina specialist. Contact OCLI Vision today to schedule a consultation and learn more about the latest treatments for GA, including SYFOVRE.

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