Macular degeneration -- what can be done about it?

See Below. Dry (nonexudative) age-related macular degeneration (amd) is treated with areds (age-related eye disase study) vitamins and tocacco cessation. Wet (exudative) amd is treated with ocular injections (intravitreal avastin, lucentis, (ranibizumab) or eylea). See a retina specialist. There are no cures.
Supplements. You can take supplements that have been show to slow the progression by up to 25% - see areds on the internet. You can treat the condition when it turns wet. See eye care specialist.

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What can be done for macular degeneration?

See Below. Dry (nonexudative) age-related macular degeneration (amd) is treated with areds (age-related eye disase study) vitamins. Wet (exudative) amd is treated with ocular injections (intravitreal avastin, lucentis, (ranibizumab) or eylea). See a retina specialist. Read more...

How long does it take for permanent damage to be done with macular degeneration?

Varies. Each individual patient can progress at different rates. See your retina specialist. The appropriate use of areds vitamins can lessen your risk. Also, stop smoking if you smoke since that worsens the disease. Read more...
Varies. Dry macular degeneration can take months to years to cause permanent damage while wet macular degeneration can reach the point of irreversible damage in days to weeks. This is what makes the wet form so much more threatening to the vision. Read more...

How long is it supposed to it take for severe damage to be done with macular degeneration?

Varies. Macular degeneration is variable from case to case. Prediction of the course of the damage is not easily done and is likely to be wrong. Just make sure you are seeing a retinal specialist in ophthalmology who can monitor this and give you treatment when needed. Read more...
Usually years. Depends if it is the dry type or wet type - wet type is more aggressive and patients can have submacular hemorrhage with sudden loss of vision; but usually amd takes many years to affect the vision; also depends on if the retinal atrophy is outside of the fovea (center of macula), so vision can be quite good for long time. Read more...

What can be done for macular degeneration in? The? Right eye?

Eye doctor. The treatments depends on what process is diagnosed by the eye doctor. Read more...
It depends. For dry, mild - multivitamin for dry, intermediate or advanced - areds formulation vitamins for wet - intravitreal injections with anti-vegf agents (avastin, lucentis, (ranibizumab) or eylea) + areds vitamins for all - stop smoking, keep balanced diet, wear uv protection. Read more...

Had avastin injection in eye fr macular degeneration yesterday. My eye is very red and a lil gunky. Had this done 3x before?

Eye. Call your ophthalmologist and let him know. Good luck. Read more...
A bit of concern. If your eye is red and is different to the previous times when you had the injections, please check with eye doctor as soon as possible as it might indicate an infection, and this in turn muse be taken very seriously
Hope you get well. Read more...
Inflammation. Inflammation following Avastin ocular injection is not abnormal and a little bit of redness and discomfort is expected however if you are noticing a discharge and deterrioration in your vision you need to see the eye specialist or GP again to rule out an infection or other complications. Read more...

Macular degeneration, what can I do about it?

Not much! Control high blood pressure, do not smoke, avoid sun light uv light exposure and take vitamin supplements (see areds2). Have an examination and follow with a good eye specialist and possibly retina specialist. Read more...
Vitamin therapy. . Macular degeneration is age-related in susceptible individuals. There is no cure for it, but there are vitamins and nutrients that have been shown to decrease the risk of progression in large studies. The most recently recommended vitamin supplements are called areds2 and can be bought over the counter in various brands, such as ocuvite. Read more...

I am 42 years old and was told that I have age related macular degeneration what can I do to preserve vision?

Correct diagnosis? At age 42, you are unlikely to have age-related macular degeneration. That is a disease of people aged 50+. I would see a retina specialist to confirm the diagnosis. Read more...
Macular Degen @ 42. As a retinal specialist, I have seen atypical macular degeneration present in the 40's. It is uncommon. Family history can be relevant here. Preserving vision depends on the severity of the amd (age related mac degen). The ared's study indicates that certain nutrients are beneficial to stage 3 and 4 amd. Have regular eye exams with dilation and when indicated Fluorescein angiography and oct. Read more...