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Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration

The most common early symptom of macular degeneration is blurred vision, and affects mostly people over 70 years of age. It is vital to control the associated risk factors, such as hypertension or diabetes, to prevent their onset.

You can distinguish two different ways:

Dry or atrophic form (80%): The patient may notice that his vision is blurred, and that he needs more light to read. It can affect only one eye, or both. In general this form produces a loss of progressive visual acuity that usually evolves over years, but can sometimes degenerate into the wet form, which is more serious.

Wet or exudative form: it is less frequent than the previous one, but its prognosis is much worse, since it causes a severe and rapid decrease in visual acuity, most of the time little or nothing reversible.

Treatment for Macular Degeneration:

Unfortunately, there is still no approved treatment for the dry form of macular degeneration. However.

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