What is wet macular degeneration?

Answer Wet macular degeneration is a chronic eye disease. It affects the macula, the portion of the eye involved in central vision. You cannot cure this condition but you can slow the progression of sympt... Read More »

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Does aspirin cause macular degeneration?

There is no proof that aspirin causes macular degeneration, though there are some studies under way as of 2010. A clinical study entitled "Complications of Age-Related Macular Degeneration Preventi... Read More »

Is macular degeneration at age 46 a cause of lupus?

On One Hand: The Two Diseases Are Not Causally RelatedAt no age does macular degeneration, a disease of the eye, cause lupus. Rather, lupus results from an immunological dysfunction in which antibo... Read More »

Does homocysteine cause macular degeneration?

On One Hand: Yes, DefinitelyAccording to a report released by the American Journal of Ophthalmology in January 2006, studies show that a person with increased levels of homocystiene--an amino acid-... Read More »

Is macular degeneration genetic?

Researchers at the Columbia University Medical Center report that approximately 75 percent of age-related macular degeneration have a genetic component. If a patient has parts of Factor H or Factor... Read More »