» » Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) - Frequently Asked Questions

Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Rating : 12345
Rate This Article : 1 2 3 4 5
G J 4
A -A +

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which is more common-the dry form or the wet form?

The dry form of AMD is much more common than the wet form.

2. Can the dry form turn into the wet form?

Yes, there are high chances of a dry form of AMD progressing to wet AMD. Amsler grid test is a very useful test to detect early changes or deterioration in vision. It is a square grid of small squares with a central black dot. The patient needs to concentrate on the central dot with one eye and see if he visualizes any distortions or black spot.

3. If I have been diagnosed with early AMD, should I take the nutrients to help prevent disease progression to the intermediate stage?

AREDS study has shown no role of nutrient supplements in early cases of AMD. However, if a patient has been diagnosed as early AMD, a dilated fundus examination by an eye doctor can help detect progression. A regular amsler grid test can also detect early changes in vision.

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions
Hello, your article was indeed very educative. Further i would like to add that amongst the other Treatment modalities, STEM CELL TREATMENT is emerging as a very promising candidate for treatments. For example I have had a personal experience of stem cell treatment by Advancells. The results so far has been quite good.
Advan123 Monday, July 13, 2015

Ask an Expert

If you have a question about health related issues, you can now post it in our Ask An Expert section on our community website and get answers from our panel of experts.

You May Also Like

View All

Show More Related Topics y