Featured Macular Degeneration Articles
Descriptions of Featured Macular Degeneration Articles
As this eMedTV article explains, macular degeneration is an age-related disease that affects the central vision needed for activities like reading and driving. This Web page takes an in-depth look at this condition.
Lucentis is a medicine used to treat macular edema and age-related wet macular degeneration. This eMedTV article describes the effects of Lucentis, explains how often the drug is administered, and lists possible side effects that may occur.
Grape Seed Extract
Grape seed extract is used medicinally for several conditions, many related to the heart and blood vessels. This eMedTV article explains how the supplement works, explores its effectiveness, lists potential side effects, and more.
Macular Degeneration Treatment
As discussed in this eMedTV article, macular degeneration treatment options vary with each type of the disease, but common options include surgery and photodynamic therapy. This page offers an overview of treatment options for this condition.
Macugen is a medicine that is prescribed to treat age-related wet macular degeneration. This eMedTV Web page explains how Macugen can help slow down vision loss, offers dosing information for the drug, and lists possible side effects that may occur.
PreserVision is an over-the-counter medication used for slowing the progression of macular degeneration. This eMedTV segment offers more details on PreserVision, including information on how it works, its effects, and possible side effects.
Wet Macular Degeneration
Wet macular degeneration is an eye disease in which abnormal blood vessels grow under the macula. This eMedTV segment provides a detailed overview of this condition, with information on symptoms, treatment options, and more.
Dry Macular Degeneration
Dry macular degeneration is an eye condition in which the light-sensitive cells in the retina break down. This eMedTV article explains how this can lead to a loss of central vision. This Web page offers an in-depth look at this condition.
Macular Degeneration Symptoms
Blurry vision and straight lines appearing crooked are classic macular degeneration symptoms. This eMedTV Web article lists several possible signs and symptoms of macular degeneration, and stresses the importance of seeing your eye care professional.
Treatment for Wet Macular Degeneration
Treatment options for wet macular degeneration include photodynamic therapy, laser surgery, and injections. This eMedTV page describes each treatment for wet macular degeneration in detail and also explains how none of them can restore lost vision.
Eylea is a medicine injected into the eye to help slow down vision loss caused by wet macular degeneration. This eMedTV resource lists another use for this medication and explains how it works, when it is given, potential side effects, and more.
Vitamins for Macular Degeneration
As this eMedTV selection points out, macular degeneration vitamins are a possible treatment option, but they are not a cure. In this article, vitamins (such as vitamin C) used for this condition are discussed in detail, including potential side effects.
Benefits of Grape Seed Extract
Grape seed extract products are claimed to be beneficial for treating poor circulation and other conditions. This eMedTV resource lists other claimed benefits of grape seed extract and explains whether this supplement is beneficial for children.
Grape Seed Extract Dosage
A safe, effective grape seed extract dosage has not been established at this time. This eMedTV page discusses reasonable dosing for this supplement, including information on what doses were used in clinical trials and how to find a reliable product.
Low Vision and Macular Degeneration
This eMedTV article explains that people with macular degeneration and associated low vision can still enjoy activities such as reading and watching TV. This page describes the resources available for people and where they can turn for such help.
Causes of Macular Degeneration
As this eMedTV article explains, the causes of macular degeneration aren't known. However, risk factors for the condition include age, smoking, and family history. This article explains the condition and discusses these risk factors in general.
Macular Degeneration Research
As this eMedTV article explains, current areas of research on macular degeneration are focused on the effects of vitamins and the role of genetics. This article discusses these and other areas of research on the disease.