What does macular degeneration with a hemorrhage really mean?

Abnormal vessel leak. New blood vessels leak under macula, causing changes in the retinal cells and vision.
Treatment needed. If the hemorrhage is from the macular degeneration, then by definition you have the wet/exudative form and thus need treatment with an intravitreal injection of an anti-vegf medicine by a retina specialist.
Wet form. Macular degeneration with a hemorrage usually signifies new blood vessels growing from the choroid - a blood rich supporting layer of the retina. This is most frequently seen with the wet form and can often be treated with intraocular injectable medications such as Avastin or lucentis (ranibizumab).

Related Questions

I have hemorrhage supertemporal to eye. Retina Dr didn't mention, but does its presence mean that I could get or have macular degeneration?

See note. Associates answer is appropriate if you mean this is on eye and not supra temporal meaning near your eye brow. Read more...
Retinal hemorrage. It matters what caused the hemorrhage and where it is eg. subretinal. If you have diabetic proliferative retinopathy causing hemorrhages, you are at risk of glaucoma, retinal detachment, vitreous hemorrhage, and macular edema. The treatment is laser surgery. Supratemporal are the most common. Macular degen risks include fam hist ,BP, sun exposure, poor diet, obesity, inactivity., light eyes. Read more...
Not on eye. If the hemorrhage is superotemporal to the eye, then it is not on the eye and also not related to macular degeneration. If there is bleeding in or under the retina inside the eye, then a cause would need to be determined. Read more...

What does it mean when parent has age-related macular degeneration?

It's a risk factor. You may have an increased genetic risk for the disease. There is no prevention at this time. The best defense is regular eye exams by your eye doctor. If caught early on an eye exam then you can have better counseling and treatment if necessary. Consider using amsler grid testing at home. Read more...
You are At Risk. Most of the risk of developing amd is genetically determined, meaning that it is inherited from parents. A smaller risk is conferred by environmental factors such as smoking. There are genetics tests available in many retina offices which can determine your risk with a mouth swab. Read more...

What are the means by which antioxidants prevent of chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and macular degeneration?

Do they? Re: cancer -- pre-clinical evidence supported supplements such as anti-oxidants as "chemo-preventive" interventions to decrease the risk of cancer. However, the test tube (in vitro) predictions did not work in humans (in vivo) in a number of studies including vit e, beta carotene in lung cancer, various supplements in head/neck cancer & selenium in lung/prostate. Humans are complicated. Read more...
They don't. There's a whole lot of conspiracy-mongering going around these days that somehow the pharmaceutical and health care industries are suppressing some "magic bullets" that can prevent all of these diseases. If this were true, i don't know a doctor who wouldn't immediately shout it from the roof-top and get all of their patients on the stuff. Read more...

Will ookp help macular degeneration?

Which kind? Dry/nonexudative macular degeneration has no quick treatment, only areds vitmains to lessen the risk of future vision loss. Wet/exudative macular degeneration requires timely injections of medicine directly in the eye (intravitreal avastin, lucentis, (ranibizumab) or eylea). If your vision is severely bilaterally affected, you can see a low vision specialist. Ask your retina specialist today. Read more...
No. The osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis (ookp) is a replacement for the cornea. The problem in macular degeneration is the other end of the eye, the retina. Read more...

How can I help my macular degeneration?

See ophthalmologist. Regularly, and in some cases, eye vitamins can help. Also avoid sun. Read more...
Which kind? Dry/nonexudative macular degeneration has no quick treatment, only areds vitmains. Wet/exudative macular degeneration requires timely injections of medicine directly in the eye (intravitreal avastin, lucentis, (ranibizumab) or eylea). If you're vision is severely bilaterally affected, you can see a low vision specialist. Ask your retina specialist today. Read more...

Can dry macular degeneration be reversed?

Probably not. Macular degeneration ir due to damage and atrophy of the macula, the central part of the retina where vision is sharpest. Two types (wet &dry) exist and treatment/ppognosis varies. The dry type is usually more benign and slower to progress. Treatment is aimed at halting progression. It includes smoking cessation as well as vitamin/antioxident supplements. Read more...
No. Classic dry older aged macular degeneration is progressive at its own rate. The areds vitamin supplement has been shown to slow the progression but nothing so far reverses the damage. You should be followed for this by a retinal specialist . Read more...