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Macular Degeneration: DRY

Macular degeneration is a condition where the retinal pigment layer deteriorates, leading to other problems under and in the sensory layer of the retina.

Dry Macular Degeneration

The "dry" form precedes the "wet," although only a minority of patients will develop the "wet" form.

Treatment for Dry Macular Degeneation

Avoid high fat foods and smoking, to wear sunglasses outside and to take a particular combination of anti-oxidants called the "AREDS" formula, proven to reduce the likelihood of dry macular degeneration proceeding to severe vision loss. This treatment is effective only in individuals who actually have the condition, it has not been shown to prrevent getting dry macular degeneration.

Dry macular degeneration will progress in some patients to WET.