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how can i help my macular degeneration?

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Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
See ophthalmologist: Regularly, and in some cases, eye vitamins can help. Also avoid sun.
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Retinal Surgery 19 years experience
Which kind?: Dry/nonexudative macular degeneration has no quick treatment, only areds vitmains. Wet/exudative macular degeneration requires timely injections of medicine directly in the eye (intravitreal avastin, lucentis, (ranibizumab) or eylea). If you're vision is severely bilaterally affected, you can see a low vision specialist. Ask your retina specialist today.

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A 23-year-old member asked:

What exactly is macular degeneration?

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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Two main forms: There are two general types: the dry form accounting for about 85% of cases which is generally a slow decrease of central vision. The wet form which is more severe has new blood vessels growing in the macula and generally causes more serious and rapid vision loss.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Will ookp help macular degeneration?

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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Retinal Surgery 19 years experience
Which kind?: Dry/nonexudative macular degeneration has no quick treatment, only areds vitmains to lessen the risk of future vision loss. Wet/exudative macular degeneration requires timely injections of medicine directly in the eye (intravitreal avastin, lucentis, (ranibizumab) or eylea). If your vision is severely bilaterally affected, you can see a low vision specialist. Ask your retina specialist today.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes macular degeneration?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Age: The most common kind of macular degeneration, age-related macular degeneration, has no known cause. It is associated with age, female gender, blue eyes, white race, smoking, high cholesterol, not eating fish and many other factors.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Please help! what is the difference between macular dystrophy and macular degeneration?

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Dr. Abdul Khan
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
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, macular dystrophies are typically rare, inherited disorders occurring earlier in life which usually cause photoreceptor loss in the retina tissue. Both tend to cause central vision loss of varying degree. There is no effective treatment for dystrophy.
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Help! need to know if there's a cure for macular degeneration?

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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Retinal Surgery 19 years experience
No: There is no cure. There are only treatments. See your retinal specialist.

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