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What are maculopathy and macular dystrophy?

What are maculopathy and macular dystrophy?

Macular definitions: Maculopathy is any disorder of the macular area. The most common, age related macular degeneration is about 5% inherited and the rest age related. The macula can be disordered in diabetic retinopathy, serous retinopathy, macular holes and cysts as well as parasitic infections. Consult your ophthalmologist if you suspect a problem. ...Read more

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What is maculopathy and macular dystrophy?

What is maculopathy  and  macular dystrophy?

Macula: Macula is the central part of the retina that does the fine focus. Maculopathy is when there is a disease process causing damage to macula. That can be from drugs, diabetes, .... Macular dystrophy can be confusing. Macula is a type of spot. So if it is used in relation to cornea, that is a separate issue. In terms of retina... A disease process that is genetically predestined. ...Read more

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Whats stargardts macular dystrophy?

Whats stargardts macular dystrophy?

Inherited disease: Stargardts macular dystrophy is usually a bilateral form of macular degeneration which leads to severe central vision loss by the 5th decade of life. The peripheral vision usually remains intact. While it is inherited from both parents, the risks of passing it on to the next generation are quite slim. There is a clinical trial testing the efficacy of stems cells on reversing damage in smd. ...Read more

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Is there a cure now for macular dystrophy?

Is there a cure now for macular dystrophy?

No: Unfortunately, there is no current cure for macular dystrophy. In the future a growth factor therapy or stem cell transplant may be a viable treatment option. ...Read more

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What do people know about macular dystrophy?

What do people know about macular dystrophy?

Retinal condition: Macular dystrophy refers to a group of hereditary conditions which can affect function in the central part of the retina known as the macula. They can lead to loss of central vision over time. Unfortunately, there are no current treatments for macular dystrophy. ...Read more

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What can one do to treat macular dystrophy ?

What can one do to treat  macular dystrophy  ?

See retinal doctor: Macular degeneration comes in several forms. It is unlikely at your age. Treatment involves some forms of laser, injectable pharmaceuticals and rarely surgery. A multivitamin supplement is useful. See a retinal specialist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about occult macular dystrophy?

Can you tell me about occult macular dystrophy?

Wills Eye Hospital: I would suggest you consult a retinal specialist at the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia for best answer. ...Read more

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Does anyone treat vitelliform macular dystrophy?

Does anyone treat vitelliform macular dystrophy?

See a retina special: There are no treatments for this. In the very small percentage that also get choroidal neovascularization, anti-vegf injections are helpful. This is a disease where gene therapy will theoretically be helpful in the future. ...Read more

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