Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Macular Degeneration

During one of the lectures, we watched a video and discussed macular degeneration. It was mentioned how it makes it difficult to see at night, which is a problem my mother has. I discussed with her that there are treatments to treat her condition. She questioned as to what they were, yet I did not know exactly.
With further digging, I actually found out that there are two types; wet and dry. Wet is the more serious form of the disease and only occurs in 15% of cases. Anti–angiogenic therapy, laser therapy, photodynamic laser therapy, and low vision aids are all various treatments for wet macular degeneration especially, but can also be used to slow dry macular degeneration at times. Certain vitamins have also shown to help the condition according to research.

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