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#1 2019-01-09 17:02:32

Mike Demiurge
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Macular degeneration wet or dry

What is the difference between wet Macular Degeneration and dry?  explain

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#2 2019-02-13 12:45:43

David Wethington
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Re: Macular degeneration wet or dry

There are two types of Macular Degeneration Wet, and Dry Most start as the Dry, and then some progress to the wet Macular Degeneration. Macular Degeneration always occurs in both eyes, so it is possible to have the Dry type in one eye and the Wet type in another eye.  Macular Degeneration is mostly age related.

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#3 2019-03-11 23:59:52

Nancy Spivey
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Re: Macular degeneration wet or dry

The majority of age related macular degeneration cases are DRY.  In this type of disease the blood vessels in the eye do not leak and most times affects both eyes.  It usually gets worse over the  years and has few symptoms in the early stages with loss of vision occurring in the mid to late stages. 
WET is a more advanced form of the disease and can cause vision loss when the abnormal blood vessels below in the eye.  The blood vessels leak below the center part of the retina (macular).  This causes permanent vision loss.  In some instances a person can have DRY macular degeneration and it progresses to WET.

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