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How many different kinds of macular degeneration are there?
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Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Many
However what most people are referring to when they say "macular degeneration" is the age-related type that is more common in older people and seems to be caused by a build-up of waste products in the retina.
Age-related macular degeneration is most often the "dry" form with relatively good vision and only slow loss while about 10% have "wet" disease with more rapid and significant vision loss.

In brief: Many
However what most people are referring to when they say "macular degeneration" is the age-related type that is more common in older people and seems to be caused by a build-up of waste products in the retina.
Age-related macular degeneration is most often the "dry" form with relatively good vision and only slow loss while about 10% have "wet" disease with more rapid and significant vision loss.
Dr. Samuel Barone
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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
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.

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.
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