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what is the macular

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Leng
16 years experience Ophthalmology
Genetics: Macular dystrophy is often cause by a defect in a gene for macular function, while age-related macular degeneration is not (currently known) to be cau ... Read More
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
See below: A dystrophy is an inherited disorder where as a degeneration is acquired during life.

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdul Khan
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Age of onset. : Typically, macular degeneration occurs in patients older than 55 years, and called age-related. There may be genetic associations as well. However, ma ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
48 years experience Rheumatology
Possibly colchicine: First thought is colchicine, but other options depend upon which type - immunoglobulin or orther.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
21 years experience Ophthalmology
Many...: Macular degeneration usually occurs in older patients and affects primarily the central vision. Night blindness can have genetic causes and is genera ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Two different condit: Your eye doctor can explain it to you if you ask! macular degeneration is a more serious condition as it can threaten your vision, so it needs urgent ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
19 years experience Retinal Surgery
See Below: Dry (nonexudative) age-related macular degeneration (amd) is treated with areds (age-related eye disase study) vitamins. Wet (exudative) amd is treate ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Vision loss/old age: Macular degeneration is mostly an old age failure of the central blood supply to the macular (most sensitive and detailed vision) area of the retina. ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Varries: I have seen patients with many different symptoms (first sign) of macular degeneration. The most common is decreased ability to read (or need more li ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
33 years experience Ophthalmology
God knows: A lot of research being done now. Seems to be a problem with metabolizing the rods and cones which leads to drusen, which affects the barrier to the v ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Barone
22 years experience Ophthalmology
Vision changes: The first symptom most people experience with macular degeneration is a change in vision. An amsler grid is a simple screening tool available for home ... Read More
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