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How long should age-related macular degeneration last?

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Dr. Bernard Godley
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Chronic Disease

Age-related macular degeneration is a chronic disease of the central part of the retina.
It is broken down into two types, the dry; form, which involves slow, patchy deterioration of retinal cells, and the wet; form which is caused by bleeding and leads to rapid vision loss. Current treatment for the wet form; is injections with eylea, lucentis, (ranibizumab) or avastin. For the dry form, areds vitamins.

In brief: Chronic Disease

Age-related macular degeneration is a chronic disease of the central part of the retina.
It is broken down into two types, the dry; form, which involves slow, patchy deterioration of retinal cells, and the wet; form which is caused by bleeding and leads to rapid vision loss. Current treatment for the wet form; is injections with eylea, lucentis, (ranibizumab) or avastin. For the dry form, areds vitamins.
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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Forever

Once you have it, it does not go away.
The rate of progression varies from person to person. Use areds vitmains as dicated by your retina specialist. Use frequent amsler grid testing at home. If you smoke, then quit.

In brief: Forever

Once you have it, it does not go away.
The rate of progression varies from person to person. Use areds vitmains as dicated by your retina specialist. Use frequent amsler grid testing at home. If you smoke, then quit.
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Dr. Michael Colucciello
Ophthalmology

In brief: Life predispositon

The predisposition to amd lasts a lifetime, since it is a genetic-based issue.

In brief: Life predispositon

The predisposition to amd lasts a lifetime, since it is a genetic-based issue.
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