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What are the stages of wet macular degeneration?
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Dr. Keshav Narain
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
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In brief: Stages of mac degen
The areds severity scale has been used to classify dry macular degeneration.
Wet macular degeneration does not have such linear demarcations. It is categorized into classical cnv and occult cnv. There are several subtypes of occult. There are two variants of amd, (retinal angiomatous proliferation) RAP and pcv (polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy). Findings associated with wet amd are critical.

In brief: Stages of mac degen
The areds severity scale has been used to classify dry macular degeneration.
Wet macular degeneration does not have such linear demarcations. It is categorized into classical cnv and occult cnv. There are several subtypes of occult. There are two variants of amd, (retinal angiomatous proliferation) RAP and pcv (polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy). Findings associated with wet amd are critical.
Dr. Keshav Narain
Dr. Keshav Narain
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Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Yes
Patients who have the start of drusen are considered to have "early" amd.
Patients with 5 or more soft drusen in either eye are considered to have "intermediate" amd and these patients benefit from being on areds vitamins (see the nei.Gov website). Advanced amd patients have large areas of dry amd also called geographic atrophy or abnormal growing and leaking blood vessels called "wet amd".

In brief: Yes
Patients who have the start of drusen are considered to have "early" amd.
Patients with 5 or more soft drusen in either eye are considered to have "intermediate" amd and these patients benefit from being on areds vitamins (see the nei.Gov website). Advanced amd patients have large areas of dry amd also called geographic atrophy or abnormal growing and leaking blood vessels called "wet amd".
Dr. Bruce Saran
Dr. Bruce Saran
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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology
In brief: Actually types
Stages range from mild to severe.
There are two general types: the dry form accounting for about 85% of cases which is generally a slow decrease of central vision. The wet form which is more severe has new blood vessels growing in the macula and generally causes more serious and rapid vision loss.

In brief: Actually types
Stages range from mild to severe.
There are two general types: the dry form accounting for about 85% of cases which is generally a slow decrease of central vision. The wet form which is more severe has new blood vessels growing in the macula and generally causes more serious and rapid vision loss.
Dr. David Kira
Dr. David Kira
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