What can be done about bleeding in the eye behind the macula? My grandmothers eye doctor says she has that. She has macular degeneration in that eye

Macular degeneration. If there is already bleeding in the eye, your grandmother has "wet" macular degeneration. Depending on the stage and severity at which your grandmother present's to a retina sub-specialist, there are now intraocular injections that are available to attempt to maintain and possibly even improve your grandmother's vision in that eye.
Injections. Of avastin/lucentis into the eyeball every month can be of great help.
Help is possible. This sounds like the "wet" form of macular degeneration in which the blood vessels near the central vision focal point of the retina leak and bleed. This calls for a visit to, or a referral to a retinal specialist as there is a relatively new medication which can help tremendously with this occurrence. She needs to see an M.D. Doctor and not an optometrist.

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What does it mean when a doctor refers to water behind the eye as macular degeneration?

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When a doctor refers to water behind the eye when talking about macular degeneration, what does it mean?

Swelling. Most likely this is referring to swelling of the retina. Many times with wet macular degeneration one can have swelling or bleeding in the retina causing decreased vision. Read more...
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