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My father has age related macular degeneration and his sight is failing fast, is there an option?

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Dr. Bernard Godley
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on Cause

Medical treatment is available if it is the wet form. Subretinal surgery may be helpful if vision loss is due to a submacular hemorrhage.
Anti oxidants may help stabilize some of the dry forms, but not geographic atrophy. There is active research in progress for treatments for ga. We offer the implantable intraocular telescope as an option for selected patients with bilateral disease.

In brief: Depends on Cause

Medical treatment is available if it is the wet form. Subretinal surgery may be helpful if vision loss is due to a submacular hemorrhage.
Anti oxidants may help stabilize some of the dry forms, but not geographic atrophy. There is active research in progress for treatments for ga. We offer the implantable intraocular telescope as an option for selected patients with bilateral disease.
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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.
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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery

In brief: Two types

1. Dry: areds vitamins, tobacco cessation.
2. Wet: intravitreal injections of anti-vegf molecules like avastin, lucentis, (ranibizumab) or Eylea (new). He must see a retina specialist as soon as possible.

In brief: Two types

1. Dry: areds vitamins, tobacco cessation.
2. Wet: intravitreal injections of anti-vegf molecules like avastin, lucentis, (ranibizumab) or Eylea (new). He must see a retina specialist as soon as possible.
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