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Is It Possible For A Macular Degeneration Patient To Have An Eye Transplant
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
With regards to macular degeneration what are the commons symptoms you commonly see in patients? Treatments?
Blurred vision: Common symptoms include blurred or distorted central vision. Many times, this is more noticeable when reading. For dry amd, treatment includes areds vitamins, smoking cessation, opitimizing vascular health. For wet amd, it is treated by intraocular injections, often times monthly. The injections 90-95% of the time stop the vision loss, 30-40% notice improvement in vision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Two types: 1. Dry: areds vitamins, tobacco cessation are the treatment. Here we see aging spots in the macula called drusen and/or loss of tissue called atrophy. 2. Wet: intravitreal injections of anti-vegf molecules like avastin, lucentis, (ranibizumab) or Eylea are the treatment. Here we see leaking, bleeding, swelling, and scarring in the macula. See a retina specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What to do if I have a disease called macular degeneration in my eye do I need inject of avast for the rest of my life?
Two types: 1. Dry: areds vitamins, tobacco cessation. 2. Wet: intravitreal injections of anti-vegf molecules like avastin, lucentis, (ranibizumab) or Eylea (these injections may be life-long). You must see a retina specialist as soon as possible to determine the type of macular degeneration you have and the need for treatment. ...Read more
What do you recommend if I have a disease called macular degeneration in my eye do I need inject of avast for the rest of my life?
If you have the dry: Form then you can decrease your risk of conversion to the wet form by taking the areds 2 formula of eye vitamins and reducing your modifiable risk factors (sun protection, smoking cessation, improved diet, etc.) if you have the wet form then intravitreal injections are effective and the standard of care at this time. This does not necessarily mean you will need treatment indefinitely. ...Read more
Just had a Avastin (bevacizumab) shot for Macular degeneration this morning and her eye is watering. What can she do for the watering and the pain?
Call doctor: You need to contact the doctor who performed the procedure immediately. ...Read more
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