Macular Degeneration:  Degenerative disease of the macula (responsible for central vision). There are 2 types; Dry (non-exudative) and wet (exudative). Treatment: Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) dosage multivitamins/minerals (if no present or past history of smoking) and sometimes laser treatment.  Some of the latest research shows intra-ocular injectable medication or low dose radiation can slow down the wet form of this disease.

               Wet Age Related Macular Degeneration                        Dry Age Related Macular Degeneration

                  (Note extensive scarring present)                                    (Note the hard drusen at macula)

   Wet Macular DegenerationDry Macular Degeneration


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