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Water Behind The Eye Macular Degeneration
When a doctor refers to water behind the eye when talking about macular degeneration, what does it mean?
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
Can Macular Degeneration be considered "wet" in absence of blood or water in the eye? Grandmother dx as early wet (occult) but no blood or water seen.
Do I have macular degeneration I have noticed that my left eye aches and waters often, other symptoms are slight blurred vision and looking at a light outside at night I notice a sparkling affect. Both my parents had the above eye disease. Thank you for
What can be done about bleeding in the eye behind the macula? My grandmothers eye doctor says she has that. She has macular degeneration in that eye
Macular degeneration: If there is already bleeding in the eye, your grandmother has "wet" macular degeneration. Depending on the stage and severity at which your grandmother present's to a retina sub-specialist, there are now intraocular injections that are available to attempt to maintain and possibly even improve your grandmother's vision in that eye. ...Read more
Eye doctor: The treatments depends on what process is diagnosed by the eye doctor. ...Read more
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
Be seen: It could be many things, including your causes. Be seen by an ophthalmologist for a thorough exam and diagnosis. ...Read more
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
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
Not useful: Macular degeneration is a condition, mostly in the elderly, in which the central circulation gradually fails and vision is lost. No surgery known can reverse this process. There are supplements which can be useful and in certain types of macular degeneration, injections may also be useful. ...Read more
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 more
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
Does smoking affect retina or the vitreous (back part) of the eye in anyway other than in macular degeneration?
You are correct: Smoking is always a bad thing and is best avoided. The only known problem related to smoking in the back of the eye is the macular area, but we always advise smokers to stop immediately because so many body functions are affected and it is a leading cause of death. ...Read more
Had avastin injection in eye fr macular degeneration yesterday. My eye is very red and a lil gunky. Had this done 3x before?
Eye: Call your ophthalmologist and let him know. Good luck ...Read more
Will alcohol make my wet macular degeneration worse? I'm going to an eye specialist (or ophthalmologist) soon, what should I expect?
I have hemorrhage supertemporal to eye. Retina Dr didn't mention, but does its presence mean that I could get or have macular degeneration?
It matters what caused the hemorrhage and where it is eg. Subretinal. If you have diabetic proliferative retinopathy causing hemorrhages, you are at risk of glaucoma, retinal detachment, vitreous hemorrhage, and macular edema. The treatment is laser surgery.
Supratemporal are the most common. Macular degen risks include fam hist, BP, sun exposure, poor diet, obesity, inactivity., light eyes. ...Read more
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
What causes light flashes in the eye after laser surgery? What causes light flashes in the eye after laser surgery for glucoma and macular degeneration of the eye?
After images.: Light flashes in the eye after laser surgery are most likely after images. Usually they go away. Laser is used for glaucoma, diabetes, and retinal tears. It is less often used these days in macular degeneration. Light flashes can also be caused by retinal traction and impending retinal tear. A good thorough retinal exam will eliminate most causes for concern. ...Read more
Eye diseases like macular degeneration, retinal detachment, and cataracts are all in older people, right?
Age Related: All of those conditions are predominantly age related, although all can occur less often in young people. ...Read more
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 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