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I am 32 years old and was told that I have age related macular degeneration. Is there a way that I can save my vision?
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Dr. Elizabeth Holland
Ophthalmology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Long tern studies have show that eye vitamins, sunglasses, no smoking, and a healthy diet full of green leafy vegetables, like spinach and kale, and fish, can help to slow down the progression of macular degeneration.
It might also be helpful to see a retinal specialist to determine if this is age related or hereditary, as the progression may vary with the different types.

In brief: Yes
Long tern studies have show that eye vitamins, sunglasses, no smoking, and a healthy diet full of green leafy vegetables, like spinach and kale, and fish, can help to slow down the progression of macular degeneration.
It might also be helpful to see a retinal specialist to determine if this is age related or hereditary, as the progression may vary with the different types.
Dr. Elizabeth Holland
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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
32 yrs is very early age to get amd.
Should avoid smoking and high lipid diet. Need to rule out other causes.

In brief: Yes
32 yrs is very early age to get amd.
Should avoid smoking and high lipid diet. Need to rule out other causes.
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. Damien Luviano
other diseases that resemble macular degeneration. consider stargarts, dominant drusen
Dr. U Krishnan
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: ? Diagnosis
By definition, people who are 32 don't develop age related macular degeneration.
It's worth seeing a retina specialist to see if this is a variant (ie pattern dystrophy). Often, people who develop macular disease at a young age have a familial disposition, so your family members should get checked too.

In brief: ? Diagnosis
By definition, people who are 32 don't develop age related macular degeneration.
It's worth seeing a retina specialist to see if this is a variant (ie pattern dystrophy). Often, people who develop macular disease at a young age have a familial disposition, so your family members should get checked too.
Dr. U Krishnan
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Dr. Colin McCannel
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not correct
By definition a patient has to be 50 years of age to be diagnosed with age related macular degeneration.
At 32, I imagine the signs of macular degeneration were seen called "drusen." There are inherited diseases that cause premature drusen to deposit. The most common is called "Dominant Drusen" and runs in the family. Best to get a second opinion by a reputable retina specialist...

In brief: Not correct
By definition a patient has to be 50 years of age to be diagnosed with age related macular degeneration.
At 32, I imagine the signs of macular degeneration were seen called "drusen." There are inherited diseases that cause premature drusen to deposit. The most common is called "Dominant Drusen" and runs in the family. Best to get a second opinion by a reputable retina specialist...
Dr. Colin McCannel
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