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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 icliniq.com. 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 »

Can I give Oxidon plus instead of Ocugold for my mother who is suffering from AMD?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is suffering from AMD. The doctor has recommended Ocugold tablet one per day. But, due to a shortage of this medicine, I am not able to get it. Can I give her Oxidon plus instead of Ocugold? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Both Oxidon (Beta-carotene and Vitamin E) and Ocugold (Beta-carotene, Lutein, with Mixed carotene) are based on the AREDS (age-related eye disease study) formulation. Both are used in the treatment of AMD (age-related macular degeneration) of moderate severity. But in c...  Read Full »

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