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A 72-year-old female asked:

Treatment for dry macular degeneration?

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Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology 23 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.
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery 20 years experience
Two types: 1. Dry: areds vitamins, tobacco cessation. 2. Wet: intravitreal injections of anti-vegf molecules like avastin, lucentis, (ranibizumab) or eylea.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

Is there any treatment for macular degeneration?

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Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 31 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 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 25 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.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What is the treatment for age related macular degeneration in us?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 48 years experience
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.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What is the treatment for age related macular degeneration of retina?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 39 years experience
See below: There is no cure, but age-related macular degeneration treatments may prevent severe vision loss or slow the progression of the disease considerably.

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Last updated Jun 3, 2014


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