Macular Degeneration

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Quiz: Do You Understand Macular Degeneration?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

Questions
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1

Macular degeneration occurs when the iris is damaged or begins to break down.

Explanation:
Macular degeneration occurs when the macula, which is the part of the retina that’s responsible for central vision, is damaged or begins to break down.
2

Small white or yellowish spots on the retina is a sign of dry age-related macular degeneration.

Explanation:
If you have dry age-related macular degeneration, small white or yellowish spots called form on the retina, causing the macula to deteriorate over time.
3

Leaking blood vessels under the retina is a sign of wet macular degeneration.

Explanation:
If you have wet macular degeneration, abnormal blood vessels under the retina begin to grow toward the macula, then break and leak fluid.
4

The treatment for dry age-related macular degeneration is usually an eye surgery called pars plana vitrectomy.

Explanation:
The treatment for dry age-related macular degeneration is largely related to nutritional changes, with a diet high in antioxidants to support macular health.
5

Anti-VEGF injections are not a suitable treatment for wet macular degeneration.

Explanation:
Wet macular degeneration treatments include laser photocoagulation to seal leaking blood vessels and anti-VEGF therapy injected into the eye.

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