Macular Degeneration Health Topics
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.