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Is macular amyloid curable by glycolic acid peels?

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Dr. Bernard Godley
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
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In brief: No

Macular amyloid is related to age-related macular degeneration, a condition in the retina.
Glycolic acid peels of the skin will not help.

In brief: No

Macular amyloid is related to age-related macular degeneration, a condition in the retina.
Glycolic acid peels of the skin will not help.
Dr. Bernard Godley
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Dr. H. Michael Lambert
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery

In brief: No, see Dermatology

Macular amyloidosis of the skin is not related to the eye and is the commonest form of primary localized cutaneous amyloidosis.
I believe the previous answers have been confusing drusen (shown in photo) of the macula of the eye (retina) with macular amyloidosis of the skin, a dermatological condition. Not my field, but macular amyloidosis is deep in the skin and a peel removes only superficially.

In brief: No, see Dermatology

Macular amyloidosis of the skin is not related to the eye and is the commonest form of primary localized cutaneous amyloidosis.
I believe the previous answers have been confusing drusen (shown in photo) of the macula of the eye (retina) with macular amyloidosis of the skin, a dermatological condition. Not my field, but macular amyloidosis is deep in the skin and a peel removes only superficially.
Dr. H. Michael Lambert
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