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Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Drusen: Drusen is defined as the accumulation of yellowish material in the eye often associated with macular degeneration -- this is best evaluated by an eye ... Read More

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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Chandler
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Deposit under retina: Drusen are small yellow or white deposits of material that build up between the retina and the retinal pigment epithelium of the eye (beneath the reti... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Yes: Although drusen often cause no change in vision. They can come and go.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 34 years experience
Difference is.....: Drusen are yellow deposits under the retina made up of lipids, a fatty protein. Having drusen increases a person's risk of developing age-related macu... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Maybe: There are different types of drusen. Soft drusen are thought to be the biggest risk for vision loss. They can lead to large areas of retinal loss wi... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Goren
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Depends: Drusen can be of little concern or they can be the first evidence of something like macular degeneration. You should talk to your ophthalmologist abo... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Sipperley
Ophthalmology 50 years experience
Not usuallu: If optic nerve drusen are exceptionally large and are causing severe visual field loss then there are a few surgeons who have been able to remove them... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olivia Liao
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Depends on location: Macular drusen : i recommend lutein extramacular drusen: observation optic nerve drusen: observation.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Drusen: Do not cause tunnel vision. Central vision loss from macular degeneration is common. Drusen are a finding in many cases of macular degeneration.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 36 years experience
Drusen: does not cause idiopathic intracranial HTN. Dizziness and lightheadedness are not typical symptoms of pseudo-tumor. (Positional headache and blurred... Read More

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