Dry macular degeneration care at Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic retinal experts collaborate with other specialists to provide care for the whole person. The goal is to improve your quality of life by preserving as much eyesight as possible and preventing further deterioration of your vision. And when you need help dealing with vision loss, Mayo's low vision experts work with you to help you adapt to your changing vision.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Highly skilled Mayo retinal specialists use advanced diagnostic tools to assess dry macular degeneration, including optical coherence tomography and fluorescein angiography. For selected people with advanced dry macular degeneration in both eyes, one option to improve vision may be surgery to implant a telescopic lens in one eye. Mayo Clinic's eye surgeons are experts in this technique.

Expertise and rankings


Mayo Clinic eye doctors (ophthalmologists) trained in retinal diseases have extensive experience with dry macular degeneration, treating more than 2,000 people with this condition every year.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is ranked high performing for ophthalmology by U.S. News & World Report.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

Learn more about appointments at Mayo Clinic.

Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.

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June 28, 2019