A 49-year-old member asked:
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I am 72 years old and have age related macular degeneration what can I do to preserve remaining vision?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience in Radiation Oncology
There are 2 kinds: Wet and dry. You need to see a retina specialist, ask your eye doctor for a referral. The dry type is less treatable, the wet one has options.
Answered on Sep 28, 2014
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