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Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration affects the central field of vision. The problem is related to the part of the retina called the macula. It does not cause complete vision loss because peripheral vision is maintained. The symptoms of macular degeneration are blurred vision, diminished central vision, trouble recognizing faces, and retinal damage.

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My husband has heredomacular degeneration. Will it affect my kids?

Query: Hello doctor, My husband is suffering from heredomacular degeneration. And I am pregnant and have one daughter. Will this problem also affect my unborn and daughter? Kindly suggest me. Someone told me it is a genetic disease.  Read Full »

Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Heredomacular degeneration refers to a broad collection of diseases which affect vision by causing problems in the macular region of the retina. Some of these diseases are known to have a hereditary predisposition. The pattern of the precise inheritance can be known ...  Read Full »

I am a 33-year-old woman with vision problems that appear like a white haze. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 33-year-old female. Sometimes, when I do my work, my vision seems like a white haze. It looks like everything has a white haze light. It is pure, not like a fog or a dirty color. Sometimes, it lasts for a few minutes, and sometimes for a few seconds. Sometimes, I see it, and on som...  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Koranmath

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Using computers and smartphones causes dry eye due to decreased blink rate. Take frequent breaks. Look at far objects as eyes get strained looking at close things for a long time. Keep brightness minimal. Use Flogel HA (Sodium hyaluronate) ey...  Read Full »

Are loss of sharp clarity and blurred vision the symptoms of macular degeneration?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26-year-old female. I have been experiencing unusual vision problems. I have lost sharp clarity, and I had an OCT which showed thinning of ganglion cells in my maculas. Other clinical results looked normal. But I am scared that I have damaged my eyes because it seems things are...  Read Full »

Dr. Souhad Abdulhalim Lawand

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am sorry to hear that you are experiencing these symptoms, but hopefully, we can get them resolved or attended to. Unfortunately, I cannot assess the OCT because you only attached the doctor's conclusion (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and not the ...  Read Full »

How to manage epiretinal membrane present in the left eye?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is a patient of macular degeneration since last four years. She was being given eye injections by the ophthalmologist in the left eye eight times and six times in the right eye, but the new doctor stopped giving her injections in the left eye for the past six months, now the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shikha Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Did you ask your doctor the reason for stopping injection? It must be because the lesion has minimal or no fluid or not showing up any sign of improvement even with injections or healing must have already occurred. In such case giving the injection is a personal choice...  Read Full »

I need advice on hereditary macular dystrophy. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, What is HMD (hereditary macular degeneration) and what is the maximum possible impact of this disease in future on a person? Can this disease make one blind?  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to HMD (hereditary macular degeneration) is a broad term given to a group of diseases that mainly affect the retina by deposition of some kind of material in between the retinal layers. These are genetic diseases. Though I have not seen anybody going completely blind wi...  Read Full »

Why surgery will not help my macular hole?

Query: Hello doctor,I have Best's disease and am currently undergoing injections in my left eye, and it is improving. I have now been told that my right eye has a full-blown macular hole, but surgery may not help. Why not?  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. There are two surgical outcomes of macular hole surgery. First is anatomical correction, that is, whether the gap (hole) that has formed will be filled again or not. Usually, it has a 90 % chance in a macular hole surger...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest whether I have AMRD or CSR on going through the reports.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 44 years old. 15 days ago, my left eye vision started getting distorted. I have no pain, and I never had any eye problem nor did anyone in my family. I went to the doctor, and the doctor did not give me any diagnosis so far. After a few scans, first one was taken 10 days ago and t...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is very difficult to comment without examining your retina or your scans. As you mentioned there was blood at the fovea, this is suggestive of wet ARMD (age-related macular degeneration) rather than CSR (central serous retinopathy). Moreover, injection is advised ...  Read Full »

What causes blurring in the central part of vision?

Query: Hi doctor, The patient is a 68-year-old male. He has diabetes for the last 20 years, and he is also having liver cirrhosis issues from two years before. As per age and problems, he can be considered fit as he eats well just like adults and likes to move around and do yoga. But recently, for the pas...  Read Full »

Dr. Arnab Pal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the blood reports and the eye reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). The blood reports are satisfactory except that PPBS (post-prandial blood sugar) seems a bit high. That needs to be controlled. The eye reports document t...  Read Full »

My aunt has been diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration. Is this disease curable?

Query: Hi doctor, My aunt has been diagnosed with wet ARMD. She saw a few eye specialists who recommended different treatment options. Unfortunately, the injection which is recommended is very expensive, and the cost of the treatment varies so much. Therefore, the family is confused as to who to trust. I c...  Read Full »

Dr. Aditi Dubey

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. The thing is that wet ARMD (age-related macular degeneration) is only curable with these injections, and that, too not a one time. It is almost every two to three months for a period of average 18 to 24 months in most cases. So, you can opt fo...  Read Full »

Why do I see dark and light spots in my vision?

Query: Hello doctor, I notice some spots in my vision. But my vision is not distorted or blurred. The spots are dark sometimes and pale sometimes. It is more noticeable in my right eye rather than my left. This happens if I were to close one eye and look with another eye. Is this dangerous? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Shachi Dwivedi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Most likely, the spots in your vision are degenerative retina patches. I suggest you do a visual field analysis and OCT (Optical coherence tomography) to rule out scotoma. Regards.  Read Full »

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