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 an excellent health otherwise. The Amsler is normal. The recent OCT showed no fluid. Do you have any thoughts on promising drugs like Fenretinide, statins or others under trial or research?
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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 regular checking with an Amsler chart to pick early conversion of dry AMD into wet AMD.
There are more treatment options available for wet AMD as it is a vision-threatening condition. There are options of intravitreal injections and lasers (PDT- photodynamic therapy).
I would advise you to stick with the current therapy of AREDS and keep testing with Amsler. Keep in touch with your eye doctor about any new modality introduced for dry AMD. He will inform you.
Dry AMD.Treatment plan:
AREDS and keep testing with Amsler.Preventive measures:
Stop smoking, control BP, blood sugar and lipid level.Regarding follow up:
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Thank you doctor,
Saffron seems interesting. I have not had cataract problems, but I forgot to mention that my right eye can only count fingers due to childhood trauma, corneal tear at the age of 8 years. I wonder the step an ophthalmologist would take in my situation. I will discuss with him soon.
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Thank you doctor,
Have a happy year ahead.
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Thank you. May God bless you with healthy and successful life in coming years. Best wishes.
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