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Info on Dry Macular Degeneration - Macular Degeneration and Vision Protection

This page contains links to eMedTV Macular Degeneration Articles containing information on subjects from Info on Dry Macular Degeneration to Macular Degeneration and Vision Protection. 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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  • Info on Dry Macular Degeneration
    This part of the eMedTV site provides info on dry macular degeneration, an eye condition in which the light-sensitive cells in the retina break down. This article tells you what you need to know about risk factors, symptoms, and more.
  • Is Grape Seed Extract Safe?
    As this eMedTV page explains, you should talk to your healthcare provider before using grape seed extract if you have a bleeding disorder or any chronic condition. This page provides grape seed extract safety warnings and precautions to be aware of.
  • 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.
  • Lucentis
    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.
  • Lucentis and Breastfeeding
    Researchers are not sure if Lucentis passes through breast milk in women. As this eMedTV page explains, no studies have been done on Lucentis and breastfeeding, probably because the drug is used to treat a condition that usually affects older people.
  • Lucentis and Pregnancy
    It is unknown whether Lucentis is safe for pregnant women. As this eMedTV page explains, no studies have been conducted on Lucentis and pregnancy. Since the drug is used to treat a condition that usually affects older people, it may not be a concern.
  • Lucentis Dosage
    Lucentis should be administered on a monthly basis to ensure effectiveness of the drug. As this segment of the eMedTV library explains, the recommended Lucentis dosage is 0.5 mg, injected into the eye once a month (about every 28 days).
  • Lucentis Drug Interactions
    There are currently no known Lucentis drug interactions. As this page on the eMedTV Web site explains, since the medication is injected directly into the eye, drug interactions are not likely because very little actually reaches the bloodstream.
  • Lucentis for Macular Degeneration
    This eMedTV article explains that when used for macular degeneration, Lucentis can slow down and sometimes even reverse the progression of the disease. This page describes why and offers a link to more information on this drug's uses.
  • Lucentis Side Effects
    Common Lucentis side effects may include eye pain, cataracts, and vision problems. This eMedTV segment lists other possible side effects of the drug, including potentially serious ones that should be reported to a doctor right away.
  • Lucentis Uses
    As this eMedTV page explains, Lucentis uses are primarily focused on the treatment of macular edema and age-related "wet" macular degeneration. This article covers the drug's uses, describes how it works, and explains whether it can be used in children.
  • Lucentis Warnings and Precautions
    Lucentis injections may occasionally cause a temporary increase in the pressure inside the eye. This eMedTV resource contains other Lucentis warnings and precautions to be aware of and explains who should avoid taking the medication.
  • Macugen
    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.
  • Macugen and Breastfeeding
    It is not known whether Macugen is safe to use while breastfeeding. As this eMedTV page explains, no research has been conducted on Macugen and breastfeeding. If the drug does pass through breast milk, however, it may cause problems for the infant.
  • Macugen and Pregnancy
    Macugen is generally considered safe during pregnancy. This section of the eMedTV archives offers more information on Macugen and pregnancy, and explains why it is unlikely for a young woman to take a medication like Macugen.
  • Macugen Dosage
    Your Macugen dosage is typically administered every six weeks by being injected into the affected eye. This eMedTV Web page offers other Macugen dosing information and describes the steps your doctor will take before administering the injection.
  • Macugen Drug Interactions
    At this time, there are no known Macugen drug interactions. As this eMedTV page explains, because Macugen is injected directly into the eye and enters the bloodstream in low amounts, it is unlikely to interact with other medicines in the blood.
  • Macugen for Macular Degeneration
    This page of the eMedTV site explains why macular degeneration can be treated with Macugen, including its beneficial effects. It also explores whether this medicine can be given to children and provides a link to more detailed information.
  • Macugen Side Effects
    Common Macugen side effects may include eye discharge, conjunctivitis, and inflammation of the eyelids. This eMedTV resource lists other commonly reported side effects of the drug and also lists serious side effects that require medical attention.
  • Macugen Uses
    Macugen is used for the treatment of age-related wet macular degeneration. This article from the eMedTV library discusses how the medicine works to reduce vision loss and explains whether there are any approved off-label Macugen uses.
  • Macugen Warnings and Precautions
    You should not take Macugen if you have an infection in or near your eyes. This segment from the eMedTV library explains who else should not take the drug and lists other Macugen warnings and precautions to be aware of before starting treatment.
  • Macular Degenaration
    Macular degeneration is a condition affecting the eye. This eMedTV segment briefly describes this disease and provides a link to more detailed information. Macular degenaration is a common misspelling of macular degeneration.
  • Macular Degeneration
    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.
  • Macular Degeneration and Driving
    Because macular degeneration can lead to a loss of sharp vision, it may affect your ability to drive. This eMedTV page discusses the connection between macular degeneration and driving. This page also offers information on how to stay a safe driver.
  • Macular Degeneration and Vision Protection
    If you have macular degeneration, you can help protect your vision by using an Amsler grid and not smoking. This eMedTV article provides guidelines for people interested in macular degeneration and vision protection.
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