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Age Related Macular Degeneration Fast Cornea Transplant
My dad has age related macular degeneration and his sight is failing fast. Is a cornea transplant an option?
In medicine: a transfer from one body or body part to another of an organ (liver, heart, lung, kidney, pancreas bowel) or tissue (hand, face, hair). The immune system fights foreign invaders (like infections) so it will reject transplants from other people (allotransplants) because they look like infections. So transplants usually require drugs to ...Read more
Unrelated: Having macular degeneration does not cause or prevent the treatment of corneal diseases that require corneal transplantation. Getting the transplant will likely improve the vision as much as possible and allow clearer inspection of the macula. Ask your ophthalmologists for the specifics of his case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on Cause: Medical treatment is available if it is the wet form. Subretinal surgery may be helpful if vision loss is due to a submacular hemorrhage. Anti oxidants may help stabilize some of the dry forms, but not geographic atrophy. There is active research in progress for treatments for ga. We offer the implantable intraocular telescope as an option for selected patients with bilateral disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am 32 years old and was told that I have age related macular degeneration. Is there a way that I can save my vision?
Yes: Long tern studies have show that eye vitamins, sunglasses, no smoking, and a healthy diet full of green leafy vegetables, like spinach and kale, and fish, can help to slow down the progression of macular degeneration. It might also be helpful to see a retinal specialist to determine if this is age related or hereditary, as the progression may vary with the different types. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Technically yes: In general when people use the term 'macular degeneration' they are referring to the age-related form, but technically there are other types. Age-related macular degeneration is by far the most common, and the other and more rare forms are often hereditary and present much earlier in life. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Loss of vision: Macular degeneration is a leading cause of blindness worldwide. The photoreceptors in the film layer of the eye (retina) make by-products that are normally removed from the eye. In macular degeneration, there is an accumulation of by-products that eventually damage the center of the film layer, and thus central vision. Although there is no cure, new treatments are being evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Decreased vision: Both the wet and dry forms of armd cause decrease in central vision. Distortion is often an early symptom and an amsler grid is a good self screening tool. Vision loss from the dry form is usually slowly progressive and lessor in degree than the wet form which can have very dramatic decrease in vision that is rapid and significant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several: Age-related macular degeneration is a chronic disease of the central part of the retina. It is broken down into two types, the "dry" form, which involves slow, patchy deterioration of retinal cells, and the "wet" form which is caused by bleeding and leads to rapid vision loss. Current treatment for "wet" is intravitreal injections with eylea, lucentis, or avastin. For the "dry", areds vitamins. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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