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This page contains links to eMedTV Macular Degeneration Articles containing information on subjects from Causes of Macular Degeneration to Grape Seed Extract Side Effects. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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  • 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.
  • Diagnosing Macular Degeneration
    When diagnosing macular degeneration, an eye care provider performs certain tests, including tonometry. As this eMedTV page explains, the provider will also ask about the patient's medical history. This page discusses macular degeneration diagnosis.
  • Does Grape Seed Extract Work?
    There is little evidence to show that grape seed extract really works. This page of the eMedTV site explores the effectiveness of this supplement for various uses, including the treatment of poor circulation, and stresses the need for more research.
  • Drusen and Vision Loss
    In most cases, drusen (yellow deposits under the retina) do not cause vision loss by themselves. This eMedTV article explains, however, that there is a connection between drusen, vision loss, and macular degeneration.
  • 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.
  • Dry Macular Degeneration Treatment
    If you have dry macular degeneration in its early stages, treatment could involve antioxidants and zinc. This eMedTV article discusses the treatment options and explains how there is no treatment available for the advanced stage of this eye condition.
  • Eyelea
    Eylea is an eye medicine prescribed to treat a certain eye conditions. This eMedTV Web page takes a look at this prescription drug, including how it is given and potential side effects. Eyela is a common misspelling of Eylea.
  • Eylea
    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.
  • Eylea and Breastfeeding
    No studies have been done to determine if Eylea (aflibercept) passes through human breast milk. This eMedTV segment covers why it may not be safe to receive this eye medicine while breastfeeding and explains what the manufacturer of the drug recommends.
  • Eylea and Pregnancy
    This eMedTV resource addresses the question of whether Eylea (aflibercept) is safe for pregnant women. This article explains how this drug may increase the risk for birth defects and stresses the importance of talking to your healthcare provider.
  • Eylea Dosage
    Eylea comes as an injection that is given in the affected eye(s). This eMedTV segment examines dosing guidelines for this eye medicine in detail, including when and how the injections are administered.
  • Eylea Drug Interactions
    Because Eylea is injected in the eye, it is unlikely to interact with other medications. However, as this eMedTV page explains, this eye medicine has not been thoroughly studied with other drugs, so interactions could still be a possibility with Eylea.
  • Eylea Medication Information
    If you have a certain type of macular degeneration, you may benefit from Eylea. This page of the eMedTV Web site offers more information on Eylea, including details how the medication can prevent vision loss. A link to more details is also included.
  • Eylea Side Effects
    During clinical trials on Eylea, side effects that were commonly reported included eye pain and blood spots. This eMedTV article offers a detailed list of other reactions this medicine might cause, including those that may require medical treatment.
  • Eylea Uses
    Eylea helps prevent and possibly reverse vision loss due to certain eye conditions. This eMedTV Web selection provides a discussion on macular edema and macular degeneration, and explains why using Eylea may be an effective treatment.
  • Eylea Warnings and Precautions
    Do not use Eylea if you have an inflammation within the eye or have an eye infection. This page of the eMedTV site explains some of the important precautions and warnings with Eylea to review before beginning treatment, including potential complications.
  • Generic Eylea
    As a type of "biologic" drug, Eylea (aflibercept) is not allowed to be made in generic form at this time. This eMedTV page explains how certain laws prevent a generic Eylea from being made and discusses whether a version may be available in the future.
  • Generic Lucentis
    Since Lucentis is a "biologic" medication, it is not available in generic form. This eMedTV page explains why generic Lucentis products are not allowed to be manufactured and discusses whether current laws on biologics will be changed in the future.
  • Generic Macugen
    Generic Macugen products are not expected to become available until October 2015, at the earliest. This eMedTV page further discusses when generic Macugen may be available and explains the difference between a drug's "generic name" and its generic form.
  • 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.
  • Grape Seed Extract and Breastfeeding
    No research has been done to see if grape seed extract is safe for breastfeeding women or their infants. This eMedTV page offers more details on grape seed extract and breastfeeding, and further explores the safety (and effectiveness) of this product.
  • Grape Seed Extract and Pregnancy
    It is not known if grape seed extract is safe for use during pregnancy. This page from the eMedTV site offers a more in-depth look at grape seed extract and pregnancy, including information on why "natural" products may not be safe for pregnant women.
  • 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.
  • Grape Seed Extract Drug Interactions
    Grape seed extract can theoretically interact with anticoagulant or antiplatelet medications. This eMedTV page lists various "blood thinners" that may cause grape seed extract drug interactions and explores the potential dangers of these interactions.
  • Grape Seed Extract Information
    Are you looking for information on grape seed extract? This selection from the eMedTV Web library gives a brief overview of this product, explaining what grape seed extract is used for, possible side effects, and more.
  • Grape Seed Extract Overdose
    A grape seed extract overdose could theoretically increase the risk of bleeding. This eMedTV Web page describes other theoretical problems that may occur with an overdose of this supplement and explores possible treatment options.
  • Grape Seed Extract Side Effects
    Cough, nausea, and headaches are possibly bothersome (but usually mild) grape seed extract side effects. This eMedTV segment lists some of the more significant side effects of grape seed extract that may require immediate medical attention.
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