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How can you verify a diagnosis of macular degeneration?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Dilated exam
Macular degeneration comes in two general forms: wet and dry.
The dry form is generally clinically diagnosed on exam while the wet form is diagnosed using special Fluorescein dyes and optical coherence tomography - a type of laser scan of the retina.

In brief: Dilated exam
Macular degeneration comes in two general forms: wet and dry.
The dry form is generally clinically diagnosed on exam while the wet form is diagnosed using special Fluorescein dyes and optical coherence tomography - a type of laser scan of the retina.
Dr. David Kira
Dr. David Kira
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Dr. Bruce Saran
You should have an exam by a board certified, fellowship trained ophthalmologist. This is a medical doctor (MD or DO) who has completed a3-4 years of medical training with an additional 1-2 years of retinal training.
Dr. Samuel Salamon
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: OCT, FA
Fluorescein angiography shows defects in the retina & leakage in retinal blood vessels (dye injected into vein--an in-office procedure) oct (optical coherence topography) is non-invasive & optically scans reyinal layers.
Between the 2 a definite diagnosis can be made.

In brief: OCT, FA
Fluorescein angiography shows defects in the retina & leakage in retinal blood vessels (dye injected into vein--an in-office procedure) oct (optical coherence topography) is non-invasive & optically scans reyinal layers.
Between the 2 a definite diagnosis can be made.
Dr. Samuel Salamon
Dr. Samuel Salamon
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Dr. Michael Colucciello
Ophthalmology
In brief: Retina Exam OCT
In brief: Retina Exam OCT
Dilated eye exam of retina and optical coherence tomography.
Dr. Michael Colucciello
Dr. Michael Colucciello
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