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Doctor insights on: What Does Macular Degeneration With A Hemorrhage Really Mean

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Dr. Bryan Treacy
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Heavy Bleeding (Definition)

Usually described by physicians as having to change a pad more than every 1-2 hours, passing large clots, change from your previous pattern, needing overnight protection, ...Read more


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I have hemorrhage supertemporal to eye. Retina Dr didn't mention, but does its presence mean that I could get or have macular degeneration?

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 more

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What does it mean when parent has age-related macular degeneration?

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 more

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My grandmother has glaucoma, and my mother has macular degeneration. Does this mean i will go blind too?

Probably not: Both of these are typically slow developing diseases and can be identified early if you obtain routine visits with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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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 more

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Will ookp help macular degeneration?

No: The osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis (ookp) is a replacement for the cornea. The problem in macular degeneration is the other end of the eye, the retina. ...Read more

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How can I help my macular degeneration?

See ophthalmologist: Regularly, and in some cases, eye vitamins can help. Also avoid sun. ...Read more

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Can dry macular degeneration be reversed?

Can dry macular degeneration be reversed?

No: Classic dry older aged macular degeneration is progressive at its own rate. The areds vitamin supplement has been shown to slow the progression but nothing so far reverses the damage. You should be followed for this by a retinal specialist ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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Macular Degeneration (Definition)

Macular degeneration is a partly genetic disease affecting vision that happens to older people. There are two types: dry or wet, which are ...Read more