Age – Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Don’t let age-related macular degeneration limit your vision — trust the expert team at Missouri Eye Consultants to protect your eyesight with world-class care. AMD can have a significant impact on your eyesight causing distortion of your central vision. Our expert doctors use advanced technology to catch it early and create a personalized macular degeneration treatment plan.
what is AMD?

What Is (Age-Related) Macular Degeneration?

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an eye disease where the macula becomes damaged. This crucial and delicate structure at the back of your eye and the center of your retina is responsible for central vision, color vision and fine details. Damage to the macula can result in irreversibly impaired eyesight. There are two different types of macular degeneration: dry and wet. They both cause visual distortion, the difference is how. In dry macular degeneration waste products (cause drusen) build up in the macula. In wet macular degeneration is caused by leaky blood vessels at the macula. There is no treatment for dry AMD. Wet AMD often requires injections into the eye to preserve vision. Macular degeneration typically starts off as dry, only later, in about 10% of cases progressing to wet. Regular eye exams allow us to identify this condition early and ensure if it does progress to the wet form, we can get you the proper treatment as soon as possible.

We Have the Technology to Detect AMD Early

We use the most advanced testing to detect signs of AMD and related conditions long before you would be able to notice any distortion in your vision. By combining retinal photos (which we take on every patient) and special 3D scanning of the macula (called optical coherence technology or OCT) we are able to detect AMD early and customize an AMD treatment plan especially for your needs.
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Doctor diagnosing amd patient

Our Doctors Specialize in Aging Eyes

Experience matters when it comes to your vision and our doctors are skilled at protecting your eyesight and keeping you seeing clearly. We will get to know you and your eyes, so if something is off because of AMD or another issue, we’ll notice it — and tailor an AMD treatment plan just for your needs!

Why Choose AMD Treatment at Missouri Eye Consultants?

When you select Missouri Eye Consultants for your AMD treatment, you’re choosing an industry-leading eye care team that’s been trusted by Missourians for decades. Our down-to-earth staff are dedicated to the details of your eyes and will diligently search for any potential identifiers of AMD. Each one of our locations houses the variety of specialists, screenings and solutions for your macular degeneration treatment. And for the most effective care, we’ll monitor even the smallest changes to your macular health over time so we can adjust your plan to keep your eyes in peak condition for years to come.


“Dr. DeRose has provided exceptional expertise at a much needed time. He was able to diagnose my condition when my doctor, ER docs, etc. couldn’t. Then he didn’t just stop there. He went out of his way to make sure I was cared for. It’s humbled me how he’s cared for me like a family member of his own. I will forever be indebted to him for helping me at a difficult time. I will always go to him for all my eye care needs and send him many recommendations.”

Rachel K.

“Was my first visit to the Ashland location. Staff was very friendly. Had been with Dr. Nichols until his recent retirement, and was pleased with Dr. Gamble.”

Bonita L.

“I always receive a thorough exam from Vision Health Eyecare and feel that Dr. Don Vanderfeltz is very knowledgeable and a leader in his field. He does a good job at educating me about the condition of my eyes and providing eye care solutions. I entrust my vision to him. His staff also are very helpful and accommodating. The community of California, as well as surrounding areas, are very lucky to have such skilled eye care available to them.”

Marian F.

“I have been going to Dr. Vanderfeltz at Vision Health Eye Care for many years. Everyone is friendly, efficient, and professional. I trust them completely to know what is best for my very poor vision.”

Carla S.

“Has been taking care of my eyes for many years, couldn’t ask for better.”

Glenna J.

“There was no wait when I arrived. Lindsey got right to business and explained each step. I had a great 1st meeting with my new eye doctor Dr. Melissa Liepens. She is very personable and i felt a good new relationship beginning.” 

Dee M.

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