Macular Degeneration

What is Macular Degeneration?

Macular degeneration, also known as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), affects the central part of the retina called the “macula”. Macular degeneration is the most common cause of blindness in adults over the age of 65.

  • Due to breakdown of the central Retina (Macula), leading to decreased central vision.
  • Dr. Pandya says ‘just like gray hairs and wrinkles, our risk of macular degeneration increases as we have more birthdays’.
  • Family history, smoking and uncontrolled blood pressure can cause this to develop.
  • We encourage you to quit smoking – a major modifiable factor in this condition.
  • If you are over 50 years old and have a family member with Macular Degeneration, please contact Dallas Retina Center for an evaluation.
  • Our goal is to maximize your vision and improve your quality of life.

Learn more about Macular Degeneration:


Schedule an office visit

Or call us at

Questions? We’re here to help.

About Us
Contact Us

Over 70 reviews with a 5-star rating!

As President of the American Retina Forum, Dr. Pandya continues to be a leader within the Vitreoretinal community both locally and nationwide. Dr. Pandya strives to provide personalized and compassionate care for all of his patients.