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Can dry macular degeneration be reversed?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: No

Classic dry older aged macular degeneration is progressive at its own rate.
The areds vitamin supplement has been shown to slow the progression but nothing so far reverses the damage. You should be followed for this by a retinal specialist

In brief: No

Classic dry older aged macular degeneration is progressive at its own rate.
The areds vitamin supplement has been shown to slow the progression but nothing so far reverses the damage. You should be followed for this by a retinal specialist
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Peter Corrado
Family Medicine

In brief: Probably not

Macular degeneration ir due to damage and atrophy of the macula, the central part of the retina where vision is sharpest.
Two types (wet &dry) exist and treatment/ppognosis varies. The dry type is usually more benign and slower to progress. Treatment is aimed at halting progression. It includes smoking cessation as well as vitamin/antioxident supplements.

In brief: Probably not

Macular degeneration ir due to damage and atrophy of the macula, the central part of the retina where vision is sharpest.
Two types (wet &dry) exist and treatment/ppognosis varies. The dry type is usually more benign and slower to progress. Treatment is aimed at halting progression. It includes smoking cessation as well as vitamin/antioxident supplements.
Dr. Peter Corrado
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