Can you recommend magnifiers for macular degeneration?

Lighthouse. Is an excellent institution that can fit you with the best optical aids.
Yes. Depends upon the severity of visual loss. For lower levels, using readers with increased power and occasionally a tint can help. Remember though, the higher the magnification the less you will see at one time. At higher powers, assessment by a low-vision specialist can help. They can recommend cctv or other visual aids.

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What magnifiers and other visual aids are recommended for macular degeneration?

Several. The lions club in major cities runs a 'low vision clinic' with a selection of visual aids. It will depend upon your needs as to what is best for you and they have samples to try. There is also a new electronic device which looks like an iphone which you place on the print and it enlarges the image on the screen facing you. The lions can help you with this also. Read more...
Low VisionSpecialist. See one of these kinds of doctors. Ask you retina specialist for the name/address of someone local or try the local lions club chapter. Read more...

Macular degeneration. What is recommended?

See doctor... ...On regular basis and if there is any acute change- can be treated with injection. Read more...
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...

What do you recommend if I have a disease called macular degeneration in my eye do I need inject of avast for the rest of my life?

If you have the dry. Form then you can decrease your risk of conversion to the wet form by taking the areds 2 formula of eye vitamins and reducing your modifiable risk factors (sun protection, smoking cessation, improved diet, etc.) if you have the wet form then intravitreal injections are effective and the standard of care at this time. This does not necessarily mean you will need treatment indefinitely. Read more...

What is symptom of macular degeneration?

Varries. I have seen patients with many different symptoms (first sign) of macular degeneration. The most common is decreased ability to read (or need more light to read) or difficulty adapting to sudden changes in the lighting in the environment; light to dark or dark to light situations. Read more...
Decreased vision. Both the wet and dry forms of armd cause decrease in central vision. Distortion is often an early symptom and an amsler grid is a good self screening tool. Vision loss from the dry form is usually slowly progressive and lessor in degree than the wet form which can have very dramatic decrease in vision that is rapid and significant. Read more...

What are the symptoms of macular degeneration?

Decreased vision. Symptoms of macular degeneration may include: decreased central vision, distortion of straight lines, poor light tolerance and dark adaptation and in very severe cases visual hallucinations. Read more...
Vision changes. Best detected with an amsler grid (can use one off the computer). Read more...
Many. Age related macular degeneration (amd) is a leading cause of visual loss in the elderly population. Treatment depends on type and severity of amd. The symptoms are highly variable also: mild to moderate blurring in central areas of vision, distortion of images, haziness. Sometimes, in early stages, pt do not yet have symptoms. In late stages, visual hallucinations are possible. Read more...
Metamorphopsia . The majority of people affected by AMD are asymptotic and don't have any visual deficit. However, blurred vision and more specifically distortion can occur. For instance, straight lines spear crooked - metamorphopsia. Read more...

What is the first symptom of macular degeneration?

Vision changes. The first symptom most people experience with macular degeneration is a change in vision. An amsler grid is a simple screening tool available for home use that can allow patients who are at risk for macular degeneration to monitor for such changes. Read more...
See below. Usually central distortion in the vision of one (sometimes both) eye(s). Straight lines may appear wavy (metamorphopsia). Read more...

What are the different kinds of macular degeneration?

Wet and Dry. There are two general forms: dry about 85% which is the slow breakdown of macular pigment and vision decrease. The wet form has a more rapid progression with formation of new blood vessels, severe vision loss and occasionally intraocular hemorrhage. There are new medications which can address this. Read more...
Dry, wet. Dry = drusen build up in the macula that can eventually distort vision, and also lead to atrophy wet = growth of abnormal blood vessels from the choroid into the retina like weeds growth through cracks in a sidewalk dry is more common, wet has the new injection therapies also can have polypoidal lesions in wet amd. Read more...
Kinds of AMD. There are the two major categories of wet and dry macular degeneration. There are the four stages or grades of severity for dry amd. There are also two variants of amd called retinal angiomatous proliferation (RAP) and polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (pcv). Of the wet types, there is classical and there is occult. More terms exist to describe features in wet amd as well. Read more...

Is it rare for teenagers to have macular degeneration?

Very rare. The common type of macular degeneration is called amd, standing for "age-related macular degeneration", and the age is old age, usually over 60. However, there are rarer conditions of the retina that can lead to degeneration. Stargardt's disease, retinitis pigmentosa, pattern dystrophies of the retinal pigment epithelium, retinal cone dystrophies, and familial drusen can affect teens. Read more...
Many. Age related macular degeneration (amd) is a leading cause of visual loss in the elderly population. Treatment depends on type and severity of amd. The symptoms are highly variable also: mild to moderate blurring in central areas of vision, distortion of images, haziness. There is a familial form of macular degeneration as well. Read more...