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What are the different kinds of macular degeneration?

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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Dry, wet

Dry = drusen build up in the macula that can eventually distort vision, and also lead to atrophy wet = growth of abnormal blood vessels from the choroid into the retina like weeds growth through cracks in a sidewalk dry is more common, wet has the new injection therapies also can have polypoidal lesions in wet amd.

In brief: Dry, wet

Dry = drusen build up in the macula that can eventually distort vision, and also lead to atrophy wet = growth of abnormal blood vessels from the choroid into the retina like weeds growth through cracks in a sidewalk dry is more common, wet has the new injection therapies also can have polypoidal lesions in wet amd.
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Wet and Dry

There are two general forms: dry about 85% which is the slow breakdown of macular pigment and vision decrease.
The wet form has a more rapid progression with formation of new blood vessels, severe vision loss and occasionally intraocular hemorrhage. There are new medications which can address this.

In brief: Wet and Dry

There are two general forms: dry about 85% which is the slow breakdown of macular pigment and vision decrease.
The wet form has a more rapid progression with formation of new blood vessels, severe vision loss and occasionally intraocular hemorrhage. There are new medications which can address this.
Dr. David Kira
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Dr. Keshav Narain
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery

In brief: Kinds of AMD

There are the two major categories of wet and dry macular degeneration.
There are the four stages or grades of severity for dry amd. There are also two variants of amd called retinal angiomatous proliferation (RAP) and polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (pcv). Of the wet types, there is classical and there is occult. More terms exist to describe features in wet amd as well.

In brief: Kinds of AMD

There are the two major categories of wet and dry macular degeneration.
There are the four stages or grades of severity for dry amd. There are also two variants of amd called retinal angiomatous proliferation (RAP) and polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (pcv). Of the wet types, there is classical and there is occult. More terms exist to describe features in wet amd as well.
Dr. Keshav Narain
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