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This page contains links to eMedTV Macular Degeneration Articles containing information on subjects from Macular Degeneration Symptoms to Surgery for Macular Degeneration. 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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  • 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.
  • Macular Degeneration Tests
    Macular degeneration tests examine things like visual acuity, eye pressure, and leaking blood vessels. This eMedTV resource offers an in-depth look at the types of tests an eye doctor may use to diagnose macular degeneration.
  • 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.
  • Macular Degeneration Types
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, there are two different types of macular degeneration: wet and dry. This segment briefly outlines the differences between the two and offers a link to more detailed information on this topic.
  • Macular Degenration
    Macular degeneration is a common eye condition often associated with aging. This page on the eMedTV Web site briefly describes the disease and provides a link to more information. Macular degenration is a common misspelling of macular degeneration.
  • Macular Degeration
    As people get older, they may develop a common eye condition called macular degeneration. This eMedTV Web page explains how the disease affects the eye and lists treatment options. Macular degeration is a common misspelling of macular degeneration.
  • Ocuvite PreserVision -- Drug Information
    This eMedTV article offers some basic information on Ocuvite PreserVision, a drug used to treat macular degeneration. This Web page covers how it is used, they type of macular degeneration it is approved to treat, and more.
  • Preser Vision
    PreserVision is a vitamin and mineral supplement that helps to slow the progression of macular degeneration. This eMedTV page explains the effects of PreserVision and links to more information. Preser Vision is a common misspelling of PreserVision.
  • PreserVision
    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.
  • PreserVision and Breastfeeding
    PreserVision is unlikely to cause problems in breastfeeding women. As this eMedTV page explains, however, there have been no studies on PreserVision and breastfeeding because the drug is used to treat a condition mainly affecting the elderly.
  • PreserVision and Pregnancy
    As this eMedTV page explains, no studies have been conducted on pregnancy and PreserVision, since macular degeneration (the condition treated with the drug) usually occurs in the elderly. This page takes a closer look at using this drug during pregnancy.
  • PreserVision Dosage
    The recommended dosage for PreserVision soft gels is one soft gel twice a day. This part of the eMedTV archives also provides PreserVision dosage recommendations for the tablet form and explains when and how to take the supplement.
  • PreserVision Drug Interactions
    Warfarin, doxycycline, and tetracycline are some of the drugs that may cause PreserVision drug interactions. This eMedTV Web page explains what may happen when these medicines are taken together with PreserVision.
  • PreserVision Formulations
    There are three different PreserVision formulations: tablets, soft gels, and soft gels with lutein. This eMedTV resource lists the active ingredients found in the formulations and explains why soft gels with lutein may be a better choice for smokers.
  • PreserVision Overdose
    Possible symptoms of a PreserVision overdose include drowsiness, fever, and diarrhea. This eMedTV page lists other symptoms that may occur as a result of an overdose of PreserVision. Overdose treatment options are also listed in this article.
  • PreserVision Side Effects
    Potential PreserVision side effects include fatigue, low thyroid function, and kidney stones. As this eMedTV resource explains, people taking PreserVision may also be more likely to develop anemia, yellow skin, or urinary tract infections.
  • PreserVision Uses
    PreserVision is used for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration. This article from the eMedTV Web site discusses PreserVision uses in more detail and explains how the medicine works to slow the progression of macular degeneration.
  • PreserVision Warnings and Precautions
    PreserVision may theoretically increase your risk of bleeding. This eMedTV article lists more PreserVision warnings and precautions, including other possible side effects that may occur. This page also explains who should not take PreserVision.
  • Surgery for Macular Degeneration
    During surgery for macular degeneration, a laser is used to destroy leaky blood vessels. As this eMedTV segment explains, surgical treatment can be used only for the wet type of macular degeneration. This page describes the surgery in detail.
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