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What exactly is macular degeneration in the eyes?

What exactly is macular degeneration in the eyes?

HereditaryVisionLoss: Macular degeneration is an inherited predisposition to central vision loss where either extra blood vessels grow and leak ("wet") under the macula (the central part of the retina) or the macula thins (atrophies). ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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Macular Degeneration (Definition)

Macular degeneration is a partly genetic disease affecting vision that happens to older people. There are two types: dry or wet, which are ...Read more


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Could you explain what is age related macular degeneration for eyes?

Could you explain what is age related macular degeneration for eyes?

Macular degeneration: Macular degeneration is a leading cause of blindness in the elderly. There are two major types-- wet and dry. The dry form progresses slowly, and rarely leads to severe vision loss. The wet form can lead to rapid and severe vision loss. Most of the new therapies available help treat the wet form. Ocuvite preservision areds ii is the leading vitamin formulation for dry macular degeneration. ...Read more

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My gf is just 23 yrs old , she had eyes prblms so went to eye doc and she was diagnosed with macular degeneration, will she go blind? is thre no cure

My gf is just 23 yrs old , she had eyes prblms so went to eye doc and she was diagnosed with macular degeneration, will she go blind?  is thre no cure

Not likely: There are many types of macular degeneration so it is difficult to say specifically. Make sure that your GF sees a retina specialist and get specific answer to this question based on the type of macular degeneration that she has. ...Read more

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I am a very sad mother. I have a 12 years old son named yangyang. He was diagnosed birth macular degeneration when he was 5. Lately he been feeling dry eyes and eyes pain. I don't know if it's the disease getting worse. I know there is no particular trea

I am a very sad mother. I have a 12 years old son named yangyang. He was diagnosed  birth macular degeneration when he was 5. Lately he been feeling dry eyes and eyes pain. I don't know if it's the disease getting worse. I know there is no particular trea

Macular : Macular degeneration is a serious condition that requires frequent follow up with an eye specialist called an ophthalmologist. If your child is not under care, then you should have him evaluated right away. Dry eyes and pain could mean an infection, and this would require treatment with a prescription medication. In the meantime for the dryness he is experiencing over the counter artificial tears can be used. As far as your comment about being a sad mother, i think you may also benefit from seeking care from a therapist or mental health provider for evaluation and treatment. All the best to you and your son. ...Read more

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Failing eye tests. Could it be glaucoma or macular degeneration?

Failing eye tests. Could it be glaucoma or macular degeneration?

Be seen: It could be many things, including your causes. Be seen by an ophthalmologist for a thorough exam and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Does macular degeneration start in the center of the eye?

Yes: By definition, macula degeneration involves the macula which is the central retina which controls your central (not peripheral) vision. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a macular degeneration patient to have an eye transplant?

Is it possible for a macular degeneration patient to have an eye transplant?

No: The optic nerve that connects the eye to the brain cannot regenerate once you cut it so a transplanted eye would be blind. When people donate their eyes the only part usable is the cornea for a patient whose cornea has scarred up or got damaged. ...Read more

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What causes scaring in the eye if you have macular degeneration?

Retinal breakdown: Scarring the in the maculae can occur in both the wet and dry forms of macular degeneration. Usually, it is problematic in the wet form when there is leakage of serum or blood from new blood vessels that cause inflammation and retinal scarring - here the prognosis is guarded. In advanced forms of dry macular degeneration there can be scarring as well. ...Read more

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Is macular degeneration the same as retinal degeneration? My eye reports says Bilateral: Defect is consistent with retinal degeneration. I'm 33.

Is macular degeneration the same as retinal degeneration?  My eye reports says Bilateral: Defect is consistent with retinal degeneration.  I'm 33.

Not really: Macular degeneration is a type of retinal degeneration found in the senior population that affects only the center of vision. Many other types of retinal degeneration exist from congenital, to acquired, from hereditary to environmental and from severe to minimal. I would be happy to interpret the report if you send me more details. ...Read more