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I am 72 years old and have age related macular degeneration what can I do to preserve remaining vision?

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Dr. Bernard Godley
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Assess Risks

See a retina specialist who can help stage your risk for severe vision loss.
This can be done based upon your retinal exam as well as lifestyle (smoking, diet, blood pressure, lipids) and genetics. By doing a cheek swab, we can now stratify your risk of developing advanced stages of amd.

In brief: Assess Risks

See a retina specialist who can help stage your risk for severe vision loss.
This can be done based upon your retinal exam as well as lifestyle (smoking, diet, blood pressure, lipids) and genetics. By doing a cheek swab, we can now stratify your risk of developing advanced stages of amd.
Dr. Bernard Godley
Dr. Bernard Godley
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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Two types

1. Dry age-related macular degeneration: treated with areds vitamins, tobacco cessation.
2. Wet age-related macular degeneration: intravitreal injections of anti-vegf molecules like avastin, lucentis, (ranibizumab) or eylea. See a retina specialist.

In brief: Two types

1. Dry age-related macular degeneration: treated with areds vitamins, tobacco cessation.
2. Wet age-related macular degeneration: intravitreal injections of anti-vegf molecules like avastin, lucentis, (ranibizumab) or eylea. See a retina specialist.
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: There are 2 kinds

Wet and dry. You need to see a retina specialist, ask your eye doctor for a referral.
The dry type is less treatable, the wet one has options.

In brief: There are 2 kinds

Wet and dry. You need to see a retina specialist, ask your eye doctor for a referral.
The dry type is less treatable, the wet one has options.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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