A 27-year-old female asked:
Age related macula degeneration, can it be cured? will it lead to blindness?
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Dr. Tim Conradanswered
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
No and It can: Age related macular degeneration is the most common cause of blindness in elderly people. It is not curable but it is treatable.
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Dr. Richard Scartozzianswered
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery 21 years experience
See below: Age-related macular degeneration (amd) is a retinal condition which affects older adults and results in a loss of vision in the center of the visual field (the macula). There are “dry” and “wet” forms. It is a top cause of blindness and visual impairment in older adults (>50 years) in industrialized countries. It is not curable, but can be treated by a retina specialist.
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Last updated Dec 9, 2013
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