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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?
When a doctor refers to water behind the eye when talking about macular degeneration, what does it mean?
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
Central vision loss: I agree with dr bensinger, additionally, second hand cigarette smoke exposure at a young age can lead to macular degeneration decades later. If your parents smoked in the house before you were 18 you are at higher risk than non-smokers. There are two types of macular degeneration wet and dry. Recently success in treating the wet form w shots and -vitamins w lutein, fish oil & vitamn d are useful. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How fast does macular degeneration cause vision loss? My doctor would only say it happens slowly, but didn't really define “slow.” is it a couple of years, 10 years, more? I understand each person is different, but what's average?
Over many years: Macular degeneration is a slowly progressive condition. In the absence of "wei" disease, vision changes start as delayed recovery of vision from bright light, then needing more and moe light to see/read, and eventually progressive decline in visual acuity. For poor vision to develop from the earliest signs is usually decades. At any time, a patient can develop wet disease, needing treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
In some: For people who have macular degeneration of intermediate or high risk of progression (something your eye doctor can determine by exam), than the areds formula of vitamins has been proven to decrease the risk of severe vision loss by 25%. For those with mild findings, only a family history of amd but a normal exam and the general public, the eye vitamins have not been proven beneficial. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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