Macular Degeneration Overview
What is macular degeneration?
A person with macular degeneration has damage to the macula of the eye. The macula is a small, sensitive area on the retina that allows a person to see fine detail. Macular degeneration reduces the ability to distinguish fine visual details. There are two types of macular degeneration: dry macular degeneration and wet macular degeneration.
What are the symptoms of macular degeneration?
Symptoms of macular degeneration include vision changes, blurry vision, loss of central vision, difficulty focusing, and difficulty reading.
How does the doctor treat macular degeneration?
Treatment for macular degeneration depends on the underlying type of degeneration. Treatment for dry macular degeneration includes vitamin supplements. Treatment for wet macular degeneration includes a variety of medications, laser photocoagulation, photodynamic therapy, and retinal surgery.
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