Macular Degeneration is caused by the deterioration of the central portion of the retina, the inside back layer of the eye that records the images we see and sends them via the optic nerve from the eye to the brain.
The retina’s central portion, known as the macula, is responsible for focusing central vision in the eye, and it controls our ability to read, drive a car, recognize faces or colors, and see objects in fine detail.
Doctor Jay Fuller is a native of Mendenhall, MS and a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi where he majored in Biology. He then earned his Doctorate of Optometry at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN in May 2012. While attending optometry school, Dr. Fuller also earned his Master of Business Administration degree at Christian Brother’s University in Memphis. He has completed several externships while attending SCO. He gained valuable experience treating and managing ocular disease at the Memphis VA Medical Center. He also completed externships in primary care with Dr.Goldring in Senatobia, MS and “The Eye Center” at SCO in Memphis, TN. He is a member of the Mississippi Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association.
An optometrist is an eye doctor who has earned a Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree. They examine eyes for both vision and health problems. OD's work with refractive errors and maintenance and/or treatment of eye diseases. They are also licensed and held to the same standard as medical doctors. Some OD's also provide low vision care and vision therapy.