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Treatment for dry macular degeneration?
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Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not yet
While there are several medications as well as stem cell and gene therapies that are currently being investigated, no treatment has been proven to be safe and effective for geographic atrophy, the hallmark of dry amd.
High dose anti-oxidant vitamin supplementation has been shown to be helpful in preventing the progression to the wet form of macular degeneration when certain early signs are present.

In brief: Not yet
While there are several medications as well as stem cell and gene therapies that are currently being investigated, no treatment has been proven to be safe and effective for geographic atrophy, the hallmark of dry amd.
High dose anti-oxidant vitamin supplementation has been shown to be helpful in preventing the progression to the wet form of macular degeneration when certain early signs are present.
Dr. Samuel Barone
Dr. Samuel Barone
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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
In brief: Two types
1. Dry: areds vitamins, tobacco cessation.
2. Wet: intravitreal injections of anti-vegf molecules like avastin, lucentis, (ranibizumab) or eylea.

In brief: Two types
1. Dry: areds vitamins, tobacco cessation.
2. Wet: intravitreal injections of anti-vegf molecules like avastin, lucentis, (ranibizumab) or eylea.
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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