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Is there a treatment for visual macular degeneration?

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Dr. Abdul Khan
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
Macular degeneration: Macular degeneration is age-related in susceptible individuals. There is no cure for it, but there are vitamins and nutrients that have been shown to decrease the risk of progression in large studies. The most recently recommended vitamin supplements are called areds2 and can be bought over the counter in various brands, such as ocuvite. There are other treatments for wet macular degeneration.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Depends: There is good relief from modern injectable medications for the wet form of macular degeneration (MD). The dry form of MD can be slowed in its progression with a multivitamin supplement (AREDS). There is no cure yet for this disease but it is a major area of research/

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A 72-year-old female asked:

Treatment for dry macular degeneration?

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Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Not yet: While there are several medications as well as stem cell and gene therapies that are currently being investigated, no treatment has been proven to be safe and effective for geographic atrophy, the hallmark of dry amd. High dose anti-oxidant vitamin supplementation has been shown to be helpful in preventing the progression to the wet form of macular degeneration when certain early signs are present.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Is there any treatment for macular degeneration?

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Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: Prevention is the key, if you have it take vitamins specifically for the eyes , eat your green leafy vegetables and protect your eyes from the ultra violet rays from the sun.
A 28-year-old member asked:

Is there a treatment for age-related macular degeneration?

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Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Yes for Wet AMD: Age related macular degeneration is categorized into wet and dry forms. The dry form is the most common and generally associated with slow, gradual and limited/moderate visual loss. Whilte there is no current treatment, a vitamin combination of a, c, e and zinc (areds formula) has been show to slow it down. Wet amd leads to rapid and severe visual loss, but has treatments - Lucentis (ranibizumab) & avastin.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What are some new things in the treatment and diagnosis of macular degeneration?

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Dr. Theodore Leng
Ophthalmology 16 years experience
Lots of new things: For diagnosis, there is a new imaging technique called fundus auto fluorescence that can help augment the standard oct and Fluorescein studies. For treatment, there is a new drug out called Eylea that may have a longer durability of action when compared to Lucentis (ranibizumab) or avastin. Many new drugs and stem cells in the drug development pipeline.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Please let me know if there is any treatment for macular degeneration ?

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Dr. Abdul Khan
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
2 types. Wet and dry: There are two types of macular degeneration (amd), dry and wet. There are vitamins and nutrients that have been shown to decrease the risk of progression in large studies for dry amd. The most recently recommended vitamin supplements are called areds2 and can be bought over the counter in various brands, such as ocuvite. There are other treatments if wet amd, such as injections of meds in the eye.

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