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Is there any medication for age related macular degeneration?

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Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Dry: areds supplementation, uv protection.
A diet filled with green, leafy vegetables. Wet: anti vegf vitreous injections, photodynamic rx and laser rx.

In brief: Yes

Dry: areds supplementation, uv protection.
A diet filled with green, leafy vegetables. Wet: anti vegf vitreous injections, photodynamic rx and laser rx.
Dr. William Dieck
Dr. William Dieck
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Dr. Bernard Godley
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Several Options

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 "wet" is intravitreal injections with eylea, lucentis, (ranibizumab) or avastin. For the "dry", areds vitamins.

In brief: Several Options

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 "wet" is intravitreal injections with eylea, lucentis, (ranibizumab) or avastin. For the "dry", areds vitamins.
Dr. Bernard Godley
Dr. Bernard Godley
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Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Vitamins lifestyle

Macular degeneration is thought to occur from aging, exposure to uv radiation, exposure to toxins (smoking) and "pre-programmed" by genetics (family and race).
You can lessen your risk by am early eye exam, don't smoke, shield your exposure from uv and follow your doctor's advice for nutrition and vitamins based on your age and exam. No prescribed drug yet.

In brief: Vitamins lifestyle

Macular degeneration is thought to occur from aging, exposure to uv radiation, exposure to toxins (smoking) and "pre-programmed" by genetics (family and race).
You can lessen your risk by am early eye exam, don't smoke, shield your exposure from uv and follow your doctor's advice for nutrition and vitamins based on your age and exam. No prescribed drug yet.
Dr. Bruce Saran
Dr. Bruce Saran
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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery

In brief: See Below

Dry (nonexudative) age-related macular degeneration (amd) is treated with areds (age-related eye disase study) vitamins and tobacco cessation.
Wet (exudative) amd is treated with ocular injections (intravitreal avastin, lucentis, (ranibizumab) or eylea). See a retina specialist.

In brief: See Below

Dry (nonexudative) age-related macular degeneration (amd) is treated with areds (age-related eye disase study) vitamins and tobacco cessation.
Wet (exudative) amd is treated with ocular injections (intravitreal avastin, lucentis, (ranibizumab) or eylea). See a retina specialist.
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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