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What Does Macular Degeneration With A Hemorrhage Really Mean
I have hemorrhage supertemporal to eye. Retina Dr didn't mention, but does its presence mean that I could get or have macular degeneration?
Retinal hemorrage: 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
You are At Risk: Most of the risk of developing amd is genetically determined, meaning that it is inherited from parents. A smaller risk is conferred by environmental factors such as smoking. There are genetics tests available in many retina offices which can determine your risk with a mouth swab. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My grandmother has glaucoma, and my mother has macular degeneration. Does this mean i will go blind too?
What are the means by which antioxidants prevent of chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and macular degeneration?
They don't: There's a whole lot of conspiracy-mongering going around these days that somehow the pharmaceutical and health care industries are suppressing some "magic bullets" that can prevent all of these diseases. If this were true, i don't know a doctor who wouldn't immediately shout it from the roof-top and get all of their patients on the stuff. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When a doctor refers to water behind the eye when talking about macular degeneration, what does it mean?
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