Maintaining the health and safety of our patients, employees, and community is our top priority.  


To ensure social distancing to the best of our ability, we must limit the number of people in the office. We are asking patients to bring only one family member/friend with them during their visit. They must remain with you through out your exam. At this time we are not allowing visitors to wait in the reception area.

Patients must meet the following criteria:

  • Follow social distancing policies.
  • Have had no symptoms or exposure in the last 14 days.
  • Temperature of less than 100.0F.

 Mask Policy:

  • Patients and approved visitors must wear a mask. Masks are still required in all healthcare facilities.
  • Masks must fully cover the nose and mouth.

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-Related Macular Degeneration affects more than 10 million Americans. It is the leading cause of vision loss. Currently, there is no cure for AMD but research is ongoing. If you are looking for an ophthalmologist in Dayton, contact Kunesh Eye Center. We have provided exceptional service for our patients since 1976.

Age Related Macular Degeneration

What Is Macular Degeneration?

The center portion of the retina is the macula. Deterioration of this area in the retina causes macular degeneration. This area is responsible for recording the images we see and sending messages via the optic nerve to the brain. This is the portion of the retina that allows you to read, drive, recognize faces, and provide fine details that you need to see clearly. There are two types of age-related macular degeneration that can affect your vision; wet and dry. Dry macular degeneration accounts for between 85 to 90% of all cases.

Causes

There is no definitive cause of AMD. What is known is that it is a complex disease and both heredity and environmental factors can play a role. Scientists are working to find the cause so a cure can be developed.

Risk Factors

The biggest risk factor for AMD is age. Those over the age of 55 are at the greatest risk. Other risk factors include genetics, having a family history of the disease, being Caucasian, and smoking.

Symptoms

AMD is usually detected during a routine eye exam before there are any noticeable symptoms. The symptoms include blurred vision, fuzzy vision, straight lines may appear wavy, some things may appear smaller than they actually are, and empty spaces in the center of your vision. While these symptoms are not exclusive to AMD, if you have them, it is important to get an eye exam right away.

Treatment

During the early stages of dry AMD, the most common treatment is nutritional therapy. A diet high in antioxidants is recommended, which means fish and dark green veggies. The eye doctor may also recommend a regime of supplements that includes lutein, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin D3, zeaxanthin, zinc, selenium, beta carotene, and Omega 3 fatty acids.

For wet AMD, the primary treatment is laser surgery, which has limited success. Currently, the most effective and commonly used treatment is anti-VEGF therapy, which involves an injection in the eye. The injections must be repeated every four to six weeks to maintain the progress of the treatment.

Contact Our Ophthalmologists in Dayton, OH

If you are looking for an ophthalmologist in Dayton, contact our eye doctors at Kunesh Eye Center to schedule an appointment. We will answer any questions that you may have regarding age-related macular degeneration or any other eye health conditions. Call our team today at (937) 298-1703 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.

Testimonials

Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • Highly recommend this practice! I was in town visiting family and had an issue with my eye that worried me and needed to be checked.but couldn’t get in with another physician until later, and their reviews weren’t as high. I phoned Kunesh and was greeted by Julie, super pleasant on the phone and when I described my issue, she was very prompt in getting me an appointment. From the moment I arrived the staff was all busy working and multitasking. While I was filling out paperwork Elaine took

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  • If and when you have a retina tear, this is the place to go. I was seen on a Saturday and was the only patient. If you live long enough and are near sighted and see Northern lights inside call. You will be seen. Normally this is not a problem, but only an ophthalmologist can tell. To avoid the long wait take the earliest appointment offered. If not, it is definitely worth the wait. The optometrist is great, too, but must be requested. Their attention to detail is amazing! You will have drops, s

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  • Warm and friendly, highly professional

    - Lalonne P.

Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Dayton Office

Monday

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

Dayton Office

Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

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