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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
20 years experience Family Medicine
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 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Chandler
32 years experience Ophthalmology
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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Although drusen often cause no change in vision. They can come and go.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
33 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
32 years experience Ophthalmology
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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Goren
31 years experience Ophthalmology
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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Sipperley
49 years experience Ophthalmology
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 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olivia Liao
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends on location: Macular drusen : i recommend lutein extramacular drusen: observation optic nerve drusen: observation.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
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 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience Neurology
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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