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What's the best way to treat macula degeneration?

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Dr. Ilan Cohen
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on kind

Dry macular degeneration does not have a treatment, though there are vitamin supplements available which help decrease the risk of progression.
Wet macular degeneration can be treated with drugs or lasers depending on its type and location.

In brief: Depends on kind

Dry macular degeneration does not have a treatment, though there are vitamin supplements available which help decrease the risk of progression.
Wet macular degeneration can be treated with drugs or lasers depending on its type and location.
Dr. Ilan Cohen
Dr. Ilan Cohen
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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Two types

1. Dry: areds vitamins, tobacco cessation.
2. Wet: intravitreal injections of anti-vegf molecules like avastin, lucentis, (ranibizumab) or eylea.

In brief: Two types

1. Dry: areds vitamins, tobacco cessation.
2. Wet: intravitreal injections of anti-vegf molecules like avastin, lucentis, (ranibizumab) or eylea.
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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Dr. Bernard Godley
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery

In brief: Genetic Disease

Age-related macular degeneration is a chronic disease of the central part of the retina.
It is broken down into two types, the dry form , which involves slow, patchy deterioration of retinal cells, and the wet form which is caused by bleeding and leads to rapid vision loss. Current treatment for the wet type is intravitreal injections with eylea, lucentis, (ranibizumab) or avastin.

In brief: Genetic Disease

Age-related macular degeneration is a chronic disease of the central part of the retina.
It is broken down into two types, the dry form , which involves slow, patchy deterioration of retinal cells, and the wet form which is caused by bleeding and leads to rapid vision loss. Current treatment for the wet type is intravitreal injections with eylea, lucentis, (ranibizumab) or avastin.
Dr. Bernard Godley
Dr. Bernard Godley
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