Prognosis of Macular Degeneration

The prognosis for people with macular degeneration remains uncertain with doctors being unable to predict it with 100% accuracy. This is because macular degeneration is a complex condition that affects different people in different ways with each individual responding to treatment in a different manner.

Having AMD in one eye makes it more likely that the other eye will also be affected. There is no way of predicting if the dry AMD will progress to the wet variety. Wet AMD that is left untreated can result in scarring of the retina which damages the retina irreversibly resulting in severe vision loss.

The ophthalmologist will be able to advise you on the best way to prevent your AMD from progressing to an advanced stage and how to cope with the consequences thereof. 
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