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Drusen in children

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 22 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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 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 35 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 34 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
33 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 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 37 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
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Sort of: Technically, visual field abnormality can be seen, however complete loss of vision is unheard of....
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Safe: The ingredients in PreserVision AREDs formula are a mixture of antioxidants and vitamins shown to slow progression of macular degeneration in a large ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
No: Prism eyeglasses are used to shift the image of one eye relative to the other to avoid doubling of vision. Drusen that are significant can wipe out p... Read More

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