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What Causes Macular Degeneration Of The Eye
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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.
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
When a doctor refers to water behind the eye when talking about macular degeneration, what does it mean?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 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
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