Age-related Eye Disease Studies

Age-related eye disease studies are clinical trials designed to investigate the history and risk factors leading to eye diseases (age-related cataracts and macular degeneration). These also evaluate the role of vitamins and their effects on the progression of eye problems. These studies show that certain vitamins help to slow down the progression of age-related eye diseases.

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How to manage hard macular drusen?

Query: Hello doctor, Two years ago, I was diagnosed with mild hard macular drusen. As of last week, my doctor suggested treatment has been AREDS 2 eye vitamins, healthy eating, and cardio exercise. I have started everything along with my regular vitamins. I do not smoke or drink, and I do not have a fam...  Read Full »

Dr. Shikha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Based on your explanation, I can tell you have a dry variant of ARMD (age-related macular degeneration). This is an age-related change, and your treatment is going fine. This is the treatment recommended for this disease. No other treatment has come till date for th...  Read Full »

Is it necessary to replace IOL even after cataract surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I underwent cataract surgeries in both eyes when I was 17 years old. I am now 31. Two years ago, my right eye lOL was dislocated. Hence, I discussed this with an eye doctor who advised me to perform the surgery again. The surgery was done, and the old IOL in the right eye was remo...  Read Full »

Dr. Shikha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, as you grow, the eyeball size also grows. You have undergone cataract surgery at quite a young age. It is only at that time it is usually told that a repeat surgery may be required in terms of lens exchange. The single piece and three pieces are only rela...  Read Full »

What are the possible causes for getting eye floaters?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a history of allergies and medical issues (rhinitis, bronchial asthma, sacroiliitis, viral keratitis post lasik, iron deficiency anemia, and panniculitis). I have had high IgE levels of nearly 800 kU/L for the last ten to fifteen years without any rise in specific allergen. I a...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your report (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). All the weak areas of your retina are lasered as per the reports, and they have not mentioned any unlasered fresh tears or holes. You can take capsule Carovit forte, but I canno...  Read Full »

My eye pressure is 15 mm Hg and 18 mm Hg. Does different pressure lead to problem?

Query: Hello doctor, I did an eye test for the first time in my life and took images and a bunch more. Everything looked normal, but my eye pressure was different in each eye. One was 15, and the other was 18. Do I have anything to worry about? Please help.   Read Full »

Dr. Ammar Zahid Malik

Answer: Hi. Welcome to Intraocular Pressure (IOP) is pressure in the eyeball to keep its shape formed. Its normal range is below 20 mmHg. IOP also fluctuates with different causes, and there is also a daily fluctuation. In your case, IOP readings are in the normal range. It seems normal,...  Read Full »

Are there any promising drugs under trial for dry AMD?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 63 years old. I was diagnosed with dry intermediate AMD about five years back. The VA then was 20/25, and now it is 20/60. I am currently on AREDS. I am a non-smoker. I have excellent health otherwise. The Amsler is normal. The recent OCT showed no fluid. Do you have any thoughts...  Read Full »

Dr. Asif Manzoor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to For dry AMD (age-related macular degeneration), the recommendations mostly include AREDS2 (Age-related Eye Disease studies 2) formulation. The other recommendations are quitting smoking (in case of smokers), controlling hypertension, lipid level, diabetes, and regul...  Read Full »

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