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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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 icliniq.com. 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 »

I am worried that my fiance's heredomacular dystrophy will progress to other diseases. Kindy help.

Query: Hi doctor, My fiancee has a problem with heredomacular dystrophy, and he is 30 years old. At this age, he does not have many problems. Actually, this disease has been present from the time of birth but was diagnosed ten years ago when he felt he finds difficulty reading very small words. Otherwise, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are many types of macular degeneration. Some are stationary, and some are progressive in nature. We need to perform a few tests like OCT (optical coherence tomography) and fundus angiography. These will help in finding the exact nature of dystrophy. The prognos...  Read Full »

I am told surgery will not help my macular hole. Why?

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 icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. There are two surgical outcomes of macular hole surgery. 1. 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 surgery. ...  Read Full »

What is hereditary macular degeneration?

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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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 icliniq.com. 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 adv...  Read Full »

What is macular degeneration?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 68 years old. I have just been diagnosed with macular degeneration. The doctor basically stated that there was nothing that could be done as this was just a part of aging. He did suggest to eat more green leafy vegetables. When I suggested Kale and dark leaf vegetable powder, he la...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you stated that you have been diagnosed with macular degeneration that is ARMD (age-related macular degeneration). Now, let us know what ARMD is? Macula is the most sensitive part of retina (back portion of eye) and it must be healthy to have clear vision. But, due t...  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 icliniq.com.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 »

Can distorted vision happen as a later effect of Lasik surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I see a distorted vision for the past one year. I see distorted shapes, especially when I tilt my head. Ten months ago, I visited my eye doctor. He did a dilated eye exam and said my eyes are normal. But I still see distortions. I had a lasik ten years ago. I can see clearly, but I al...  Read Full »


Dr. Asha Juliet Barboza

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have noted your history. You had lasik ten years ago. Are you sure you did not have any distortions in the image then or only for one year? What was your previous power before lasik? When lasik is done it flattens the cornea only for a certain diameter of the...  Read Full »

Why do I have sudden blurry vision in the left eye?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 44 year old female. Two weeks ago, I suddenly developed a blurry vision in the left eye. I have no pain and I never had any eye problems. I do not have anyone in the family who had this. I see no black or gray spots. I still see all the colors, but distorted. I went to the doct...  Read Full »


Dr. Priyanka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen all the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Firstly, I would like to know the refractive error of your left eye and secondly, I request you to attach an image of the angiography of the last frame taken at five minutes. After seeing th...  Read Full »

Can Triamcinolone cause macular edema?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 42 years, male. Before 10 months, I was diagnosed with acute posterior uveitis- Chorioretinitis with macular edema in my right eye. I received an intraocular injection with a corticosteroid and was treated with Clindamycin for two weeks, without having any evidence of actual cau...  Read Full »


Dr. Souhad Abdulhalim Lawand

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to hear about your condition and wish you quick recovery. Triamcinolone periocular injections are used in extreme situations and should be under the coverage of antibiotics, which usually are at least two groups, at the time of the injection and should be done ...  Read Full »

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